Awarded Research Papers

Dariya Gizatullina | Photo: private
Dariya Gizatullina | Photo: private

 

Author: Dariya Gizatullina
Country: Russia
Competition Topic: "Man in history – Russia in the 20th century"
Research Title: "I will write as I wish…"

 

Herman Stepanov was born in 1913 into one of the richest families in the Orenburg region (today's Chelyabinsk region) in Russia. After the 1917 Revolution millions of Russians were deprived of political and civil rights (they came to be called "former people") and the life of the Stepanovs changed dramatically. How did these events influence the little boy Herman? Dariya looked at the diary entries that Herman made when he was between 9 and 12 years old.

Read an English abstract here.

 


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Slovenian History Competition 2015/2016

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"For the Common Good" is the topic of the current Slovenian competition. Download the competition brochure here. For information about the Slovenian history competition go here


Slovak History Competition 2015/2016

Slovak poster for competition round 2015/2016

"History in Photographs" is the topic of the current Slovak competition. For information about the Slovak history competition go here.


French History Competition 2015/2016

French poster for competition round 2015/2016

"Verdun - A European Commemoration Site?" is the topic of the French competition in 2015/2016. Download the competition brochure: in French, in German. For information about the French history competition go here.


Welsh History Competition 2016

Welsh poster for competition round 2016

"My Heritage" is the topic of the Welsh competition in 2016. Download the competition brochure here. For information about the Welsh history competition go here.



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Family History in Russia | 24 May 2016

Andrej Kozyrev | Photo: Körber Foundation
Andrej Kozyrev | Photo: Körber Foundation

Andrey Kozyrev is one of the prize winners of this year´s Russian EUSTORY History Competition on the topic "Man in History – Russia in the 20th century". He traced his family's history back over the past 100 years and found stories, photos and documents that seemed long forgotten.

Watch a video about him and his work here.


EUSTORY competition organisers in dialogue: World War II from the perspectives of Germans, Russians, Polish and Czechs | 12 May 2016

Irina Scherbakowa, Petr Šimíček (above); Sven Tetzlaff, Alicja Wancerz-Gluza (below) | Photos: MEMORIAL Natalia Kataeva
Irina Scherbakowa, Petr Šimíček (above); Sven Tetzlaff, Alicja Wancerz-Gluza (below) | Photos: MEMORIAL Natalia Kataeva

World War II started in 1939, war crimes were committed by the National Socialists as well as the German army, and in the spring of 1945 it was all over? That is basic knowledge for all Germans. But in other European countries, they view World War II a little differently. Four coordinators of EUSTORY history competitions from Germany, Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic were asked the same questions about World War II – and gave some very different answers. Read the interviews here.


EUSTORY strongly condemns attack on award ceremony of MEMORIAL competition | 28 April 2016

Attack on award ceremony of MEMORIAL competition | Photo: Alicja Wancerz-Gluza
Attack on award ceremony of MEMORIAL competition | Photo: Alicja Wancerz-Gluza

The award ceremony of the Russian EUSTORY member competition in Moscow on 28 April was attacked by nationalists. We see this attack as a direct attempt to counter a critical approach towards the past, an approach that is of crucial importance for an open and democratic society.

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Belarusian Award Ceremony | 15 April 2016

Belarusian Award Ceremony | Photo: Belarusian Oral History Archive
Belarusian Award Ceremony | Photo: Belarusian Oral History Archive

On April 15, 2016 the award ceremony of Belarusian EUSTORY History Competition for university students took place in Minsk. The contest itself was held in 2015, with its topic being “The Chernobyl catastrophe and its consequences in the memory of dwellers of Belarus”.

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EUSTORY Annual Network Meeting: 27 April to 1 May 2016 in Moscow | 26 March 2016

Annual EUSTORY Network Meeting 2015 | Photo: EUROCLIO Ben Kealey
Annual EUSTORY Network Meeting 2015 | Photo: EUROCLIO Ben Kealey

From 27 April to 1 May, EUSTORY competition organisers are gathering in Moscow for their Annual Network Meeting. The conference will be hosted by The MEMORIAL Society Moscow, a non-governmental organisation focusing on history, education and human rights, and coordinator of the Russian history competition.

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Polish Award Ceremony | 01 December 2015

Group of Polish prize winners from “Technical No. 8”, a school in Olsztyn | Photo: KARTA Center
Group of Polish prize winners from “Technical No. 8”, a school in Olsztyn | Photo: KARTA Center

On 1 December 2015, the Polish EUSTORY History Competition »Historia bliska« invited its prize winners to the Museum of Independence in Warsaw to receive their awards. To honour the students’ achievements, Fundacja Ośrodka KARTA (KARTA Center), the competition’s organiser, had invited experts from the field of historical research who praised the results.

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German Award Ceremony | 17 November 2015

Group photo of prize winners with German Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: David Ausserhofer
Group photo of prize winners with German Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: David Ausserhofer

On 17 November, German Federal President Joachim Gauck hosted the award ceremony of the 24th round of the German history competition in Bellevue Palace in Berlin, his official residence. The topic of the competition was "Being Different. Outsiders in History" and more than 5,000 young people sent in a total of 1,563 contributions.

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War Children in Europe – Results of the EUSTORY Alumni Seminar | 15 October 2015

Visiting the concentration camp Sachsenhausen | Photo: Körber-Stiftung | Karolina Kaleta
Visiting the concentration camp Sachsenhausen | Photo: Körber-Stiftung | Karolina Kaleta

Seventy years after the end of the Second World War we are faced with the declining number of eye witnesses of the events. Those who are still among us were children when they had to experience the atrocities of a world on the battlefields. How do they remember their lives during World War II, how did they cope with gruesome impressions the war had left on their minds? And how do these memories vary between different nations?  Twenty participants from 14 different European countries took part in a 4 months online seminar that concluded in a History Camp in July. Their results are now available on the History Campus website. To read a report about the seminar in Berlin, please click here.