International training call


  • When? 2nd – 6th June, 2023
  • Where? Berlin, Germany
  • Who?
    • Are you already active in youth work, citizenship education or history projects and would like to learn new methods and approaches? Or are you interested in the topic and youth work, but have never done it before? Either way we invite you to apply!
    • We value diversity of backgrounds, experiences and work fields. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our national coordinators to find out more about the project.
    • However, there are a few conditions: You need to be an adult (18 years upwards) living in Czech Republic, Germany, Poland or Ukraine. Participants with a Ukrainian citizenship who are currently abroad due to the war are also eligible to participate. Otherwise citizenship is not a precondition. Since the training is going to be held in English, a good level of English is required.


Application deadline: May 8th 2023

We would like to recommend to you an article by Agnieszka Dobkiewicz, which appeared on 5 July 2022 in the online edition of the newspaper https://walbrzych.wyborcza.pl/, devoted to the fate of children taken from their families by the German occupation authorities during World War II.  

Excerpt from the text:

(...) Henrich Himmler, a very important person in the apparatus of the Third Reich, was a man completely obsessed with the purity of the race, with a certain Germanic individual who would embody all that was best in himself," says journalist Anna Malinowska in a programme on this criminal activity prepared by the Krzyzowa Foundation. - This was the main driving force behind the abduction of children from other countries and their subsequent Germanisation within the Third Reich. Even among members of the Slavic peoples, even among the Poles, he saw opportunities for the recovery of so-called good blood.

We invite you to listen to an interview with Ewelina Karpinska Morek, journalist, one of the reporters involved in the Interia and Deutsche Welle action entitled "Zrabowane dzieci / Geraubte Kinder", about the work of journalists from Poland and Germany uncovering the fate of children taken from their families by the Nazis, the accounts of the victims and the behind-the-scenes efforts to compensate them.


The conversation, prepared in the form of a podcast, is part of the educational project "UPROOTED. Plundered / uprooted. The fate of children taken from their families by the German occupying authorities during the Second World War".

The podcasts of the Krzyżowa Foundation can also be listened to on the most popular podcast platforms: anchor.fm, Spotify, as well as on: Google Podcast and Breaker.


At the beginning of the year, we posted an English-language publication containing historical essays designed to tell the story of 'stolen children' from Central and Eastern Europe. It depicted the policies of the Nazi authorities, the process of obtaining and germanising children and, by showing the fates of individuals, how strongly these events left their mark on them.

The publication included texts by authors from Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Ukraine [link]

Today we are posting all the texts from this publication in the national languages of their authors:

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