Connection instead of a final stroke - that is PEACE LINE. 75 years have passed since the end of the Second World War. For young people that often means: It's been so long. Why always remember and commemorate?
PEACE LINE brings European history into the present. Young people from all over Europe travel together to places that played a special role in the 20th century. Verdun, Auschwitz, St. Petersburg, Prague - it's always about experiencing history at first hand and getting into conversation with their peers on site.
- What does the First World War mean for France?
- How does Russian or Polish politics of history argue today?
- How does the Czech Republic deal with communism?
- Is that what we need: real heroes?
On three PEACE LINES you can experience Europe by train, bus or bicycle.
- From St. Petersburg to the Baltic States and the border between Germany and Poland (11 to 24 September)
- From Berlin through Germany to France - with a detour via Prague (11 to 24 September)
- By bicycle from Auschwitz to Westerbork in the Netherlands (23.4.-4.5.2020) (This tour has to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic.)
Meet people, think, have fun, join in?
PEACE LINE is a project of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V., which is carried out in cooperation with the European Academy Berlin and with the kind support of the German Foreign Office.
Other partners* are: the International Education and Encounter Agency, the German-Russian Museum Karlshorst, the German-Polish and the German-French Youth Office, the Federal Agency for Civic Education, the war graves organisations from France and the Netherlands - they all contribute to the success of the project.