Category Archives: Field postcard

The “Love Letter” Archive

An archive in Germany collects love letters over the century until today – a citizen science approach

The archive is being digitised, indexed and made accessible in cooperation with the Technical University of Darmstadt. The archive records are stored at the Koblenz-Landau University Library (Koblenz Campus).

The archive shows Love letters how private writing changes over time. Love letter exists in wide circles of society; one gains an insight into the writing norms not only of individuals but also of milieus, age groups and genders. So it is not surprising that the love letter is differentiated along with the popular writing media from the little note to the love letter, from the telegram to the postcard, from the e-mail to the WhatsApp chat. The question is to what extent the functions of writing are being explored anew.

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WAR LETTERS in HISTORICAL RESEARCH? THE Museum of American War Letters

The Museum of American war letters is a virtual exhibition launched by Andrew Carroll, the Center for American War Letters – together with Chapman University (Orange, California). The site intends to exhibit correspondences from the American Revolution up to the present.


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Erzielt eis Är Geschicht

Am Kader vum Projet “WARLUX – Zaldoten an hier Communautéiten am Zweete Weltkrich: Den Impakt an d’Vermächtnis vun de Krichserfarungen zu Lëtzebuerg” (WARLUX – Soldiers and their communities in WWII: The impact and legacy of war experiences in Luxembourg), erfuerscht de C²DH, vun der Universitéit vu Lëtzebuerg, den individuellen Aspekt vun der Geschicht vun den, tëschent 1920 an 1927 gebueren, jonke Lëtzebuerger, déi wärend der nationalsozialistesch Besatzung vu Lëtzebuerg am Zweete Weltkrich an den däitschen Déngscht agezu gi sinn. Fir déi individuell Erfarunge vun dëse Männer, Fraen a Famillen z’entdecken, wëllt den Zenter d’Ëffentlechkeet mat abezéien a freet d’Leit sech ze mellen an hier Familljegeschichten, Bréiwer, Tagebicher, Fotoen an aner perséinlech Dokumenter ze deelen.

Biographies, Interviews and Letters of Soviet Red Army Soldiers and Veterans

The website – an open-access collection on oral history with more than 2,500 interviews with Soviet veterans of World War II. The project, which was started in 2000 as a small grassroots project, soon received state support and developed into an important element of Russia’s contemporary memory landscape.

One of the personal statements and interviews are from Klavdia Kalugina, a sniper in the Red Army

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Piece by Piece – Biographies of the Conscripts are completed

today: Johann Andrang, born in Esch/Alzette


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Information is scattered around different institutions –

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