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Why a new thematic portal on Eastern Europe?

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Interview with Prof. Dr. Peter Haslinger (German)
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Prof. Dr. Peter Haslinger

Migration (hi)stories

Migration

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Introduction
The term migration refers to spatial movements of people. But not every change of location is considered migration. Exactly which phenomena and processes of regional mobility are understood as migration in scientific, political, media or public debates is contested and subject to constant change.

Summer 1941: Jews from the Baltic States flee for their lives

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The long shadow of the past. Only a few Jews from Lithuania and Latvia managed to escape the Holocaust in the Baltics. Here are some of their accounts and the reasons for their difficult escape.

Emigration, Forced Migration, and the Iron Curtain

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Migration History in Eastern Europe since the Late 19th Century
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Eastern Europe has been a "migration hot spot" since the late 19th century: Initially as a core area of overseas emigration, then of ethnic forced migration after the end of World War I. Emigration during the Cold War was nearly impossible. Today, many countries in this region benefit from the European Union's Freedom of Movement policy.

Music Cultures

Jazz in the Eastern Bloc

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A Playing Field for Nonconformists and Propaganda Strategists
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More than just music: During the Cold War, jazz suddenly found itself between all fronts – at the same time, it served as a propaganda weapon, a symbol of freedom and a musical bridge between East and West.

The National Opera in Central and Eastern Europe

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Today it is the passion of a select few music lovers – but in the 19th century, opera was a major social event, an expression of national consciousness, or even the musical declaration of national independence. But how did this happen? What role does the national opera play in Eastern Europe? And what makes an opera a national opera?

Artist and Art Figure

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Life Concepts and Reception of the Musician and Writer Monika Hunnius
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Biography
Monika Hunnius is generally known as a Baltic German author. She, however, saw herself as a musician – and was part of a network of musicians that extended all over Europe, to which Julius Stockhausen, Johannes Brahms, and Clara Schumann belonged as well.