Michal comes from the mountainous High Tatra region of Slovakia. He has always been interested in the multicultural heritage of his hometown of Kežmarok. He graduated from a German-language high-school, a remnant of the country’s interwoven history. Moving to Germany, he pursued studies in history, a subject in which he is currently completing his PhD on Czech-German children in post-WWII Czechoslovakia at the Universities in Ústí nad Labem and Augsburg. Michal’s interest in people is reflected in his dedication to capturing oral histories of children born of war. He is particularly keen on working with a broader public that includes the non-academic, such as through exhibitions and theatre. In his spare time, Michal enjoys exploring – the outdoors, historical towns as well as abandoned industrial sites. He is an avid photographer.