Family story

History is not just what you read in a textbook...

stories about the past that come from your own families

You should talk to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and choose a character from the past.  

We don't want a full biography!  We want you to find one, important incident (max 3 pages) that somehow changed the direction of this person's life.  It should also show us the importance of the history of the time.  

It can be fictionalized, but the events should be based on the real story.  The story must take place before November 1989. 


For example.... could be about a journey someone was forced to take and why they had to go. It could be a hard decision someone had to make.  If your main character is not alive, you will have to imagine some things.  

How do you think they felt about the choices they made?   Not all the information needs to be strictly factual - you will probably have to make up dialogue if you choose to use it. But try to get factual information about what things were like at the time.

What if I don't have ancestors with stories from Central Europe?

In this case, you can write about the ancestor of a close family friend.  It is important that you have a personal connection to the family.  


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