In the documentary series In Europe, each episode addresses a topic of recent history up until its contemporary situation. Unlike history programs on topics from long ago – in which we are able to rely on historical consensus crystallized in the course of many decades – we now deal with unfinished histories.
Therefore we have chosen to show different perspectives on the topics at hand, with narrators from different countries. This is reflected in the starter clips. The clip on ‘difficult history’ is told from a Bosnian perspective and the clip on ‘migration’ from a German one. The perspective of the starter clip represents just one view amongst many possible others.
We encourage you to use this to initiate a discussion in the classroom, and analyze in what way the perspective from your country or region would differ from the one shown in the starter clip.