We know where we come from! … we were students on the verge of becoming scientists and professionals in our future jobs. Our roots were at the Free University of Berlin, when the iron curtain came down and gave freedom to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. We were present, when the war broke out in the Western Balkans, when Yugoslavia disassembled into Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo. In the Winter of 1992 we initiated a string of conferences dedicated to the multiple complexes of war in the Western Balkans. We called it “Balkan Kontrovers” and we did, what intellectuals do – we published.