Explore Your Great Ancestral Odyssey
The yearning to connect with one’s roots is a natural part of self-discovery. If we want to know who we are, we need to know where we came from.
For centuries, people were bound to the land they were born onto. Communities and families stayed intake and the cycle of life was lived connected to one's origins.
The rise of new technologies allowed Europeans to travel far and wide, and at affordable rates. Hundreds of thousands of Slovaks also uprooted from their homeland in search of a better life.
As time and political regimes went by, the connection to their roots was severed and memories of the ancestral homeland forgotten.
This course brings to life the story of those who dared to leave and start anew in the New World.
It will help you understand and appreciate your forefathers and foremothers. By slipping into their shoes and re-living the choices and experiences that marked their decision to leave -all that they knew behind in search of hope.