Meet Grandma Marianne during her visit to the local photographer, where she talks about her initial feeling of being out of place in Austria.
Watch nana Monica from UK climbing ladders and telling to her granddaughter Fleur when she became a dancer and what her mother would never have believed in a million years…
Of cows and bulls
Granddaughter Hadas asks her grandma Ruchama to talk about sex. What she answers is thought-provoking and ends with a hilariously funny story.
The Rotten Bones Are Trembling
Grandma Rosa explains the lyrics of an infamous nazi song.
Grandma Ruchama, Israel
Watch grandma Ruchama reading to her granddaughter Hadas an old letter of her sister she got when she came to Palestine. Then Ruchama is teaching Hadas how to pronounce “cheeky” in German.
Video: Hadas Neumann
Read more about grandma Ruchama here
Watch grandma Paola from Italy telling her granddaughter Giorgia about the war, the noise of the bombs and why her mother was jealous whenever her father told a certain story about the end of the war. She is singing a patriotic song and driving her car (with 90!).
Video: Giorgia Polizzi
Watch grandma Rosa from Austria telling her granddaughter Alenka Maly about the day she witnessed Hitler’s invasion.
Video: Alenka Maly
Read more about Rosa here
Introducing Grandma Ruhama from Israel
Hadas Neuman from Israel introduces her grandmother Ruhama:
When my grandmother is asked how old she is, she answers she’s 49 years old but then explains, “In Hebrew you read from right to left, consider that and you’ll know my age.”
Born in 1922, my grandmother settled in Beer Sheva, in southern Israel, where she still lives today. To this day, whenever she goes out for a walk, people stop and greet her with an enthusiastic hello, sometimes exclaiming, “You were my teacher!”, my grandmother smiles back, feeling pride that she still remembers their family names.
My Grandmother and Me
Watch grandma Pena Chehlarova from Bulgaria singing a non romantic love song and telling her granddaughter Desislava about her childhood.
Video: Desislava Tsoneva (click settings for English subtitles)
Read more about Pena here
Watch grandma Muzaffer from Turkey telling to her granddaughter Berke about a happy childhood in the village, her education, about love, who brought the water for the flowers and who the drinking water. She tells also about the trust of people in each other and about the friendly community of Turks and Kurds.
Video and Subs by Berke Soyuer