The project ‘Historija, Istorija, Povijest – Lessons for Today’ was launched in 2015 by the Anne Frank House,
in cooperation with local partner organizations from Croatia (Croatian Education and Development Network for
the Evolution of Communication – HERMES), Bosnia-Herzegovina (Youth Initiative for Human Rights-YIHR and Humanity in Action-HIA),
Serbia (Open Communication – OK) and Macedonia (Youth Educational Forum – MOF).

We had big goals – to raise awareness and encourage discussion about the recent history of nationalism, exclusion, prejudice, discrimination in the region and promote debate and dialogue on our common past. We also wanted to promote critical thinking about historical events and their relevance for contemporary challenges, as well as to inspire an interdisciplinary, civic-education oriented history education.

This project builds upon the mission of the Anne Frank House, an independent organization that is entrusted with the care of the place where Anne Frank went into hiding during World War II and where she wrote her famous diary. Nowadays, the organization encourages the reflection on dangers of antisemitism, racism and discrimination and the importance of freedom, equal rights and democracy worldwide.

We hope that the educational materials and teaching resources created during this project will inspire discussion about history, remembrance and memory inside and outside classrooms throughout the region. History has been too long a divisive and contentious factor in this region. We hope that this methodology of discussing openly different views and perspectives will allow young people to process this past, in a way that will create space for reclaiming the present, as well as their future.

Thank you for visiting this website: we wish you a great learning time in exploring and using our educational resources!




Many people worked hard to make the ‘Historija, Istorija, Povijest’ project possible. Here you can learn more about the backgrounds of our staff members as well as project’s expert contributors.


about-eu-logoThe project was made possible through the Regional and Horizontal Programmes grant of the European Union. Anne Frank House, together with its local partner organizations from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia, was one of the recipients of the EuropeAid/135428/DH/ACT/Multi grant scheme, titled “Reconciliation in the Western Balkans through the analysis of the recent past, reporting on transitional justice and advancement of investigative journalism.”