Category Archives: Field postcard

Data Collection Continues for Warlux – this time: Commune of Schifflange

WARLUX will provide the first study of the social history of Luxembourg during the occupation period and will use a biographical approach to offer a micro historical perspective on single actors in order to link individual life stories to home communities. The linking of biographical and spatial concepts to analyze individual war experiences and to deconstruct societal master narratives is one of the main goals of WARLUX.

Memorial for the “Énrôlés de force” in Schifflange – next to the community archive

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Memories of the front – Digital archive of Soviet Jewish soldiers in WWII

Blavatnik Archive collects memories and testimonies from Soviet Jewish soldiers who fought during WWII in the Red Army

https://www.blavatnikarchive.org/story/wwii-front

 

With over 30 million men, the Soviet Red Army was the largest and most ethnically diverse armed force ever assembled. 450,000 of these troops were Soviet-Jewish soldiers. The Blavatnik Archive is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to preserving and disseminating primary source materials that contribute to the study of 20th century Jewish and world history, with a special emphasis on World War I, World War II, and Soviet Russia. The Archive was founded in 2005 by American industrialist and philanthropist Len Blavatnik to reflect his commitment to cultural heritage, and expand his support for primary-source-based scholarship and education. Primarily through its metadata-rich, item-based website, the Archive shares its holdings as widely as possible for research, education, and public enrichment.

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Field Postcards

Introducing new sub section on the blog – the field postcard

Field post card

/ˈfiːld ˌpəʊst/ Noun

>Postal system in wartime, through which the postal connections between troops and home as well as within the troops (duty-free) are established

In this new section news, announcements or the introduction to our data collection at the Warlux project will be presented.

Collection Yves Rasqui, Hosingen – Britz, Pierre (Pionier-Kompanie 221) to Schmit, Mathilde, Ulflingen April 1943