Blavatnik Archive collects memories and testimonies from Soviet Jewish soldiers who fought during WWII in the Red Army
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.
First presentation at a public academic conference with Arbeitskreis Deutsch-Niederländische Geschichte, Arbeitskreis Historische Belgienforschung, Fachinformationsdienst Benelux / Low Countries Studies due to Covid-19 with zoom app in a digital format on September 25, 2020.
After the launch and hours in archives and libraries, such as scanners, and behind the screen of the database – finally “public” and presenting first results of WARLUX. Continue reading WARLUX goes on Zoom→
Warlux team on the road again – this time – Musée National d’Histoire Militaire in Diekirch
The expertise of military history in Luxembourg is to find in Diekirch – Benoit Niederkorn and Frank Rockenbrod welcomed the team in their museum. They showed us the exhibition and their collection. The impressive objects, uniforms and some documents and audio/video records are an essential asset in studying military history in the Grand-Duchy. Nevertheless, the museum focuses on the Battle of the Bulge and the Grand Ducal Army today. However, the colleagues provided us with many relevant tips and hints, in finding witnesses or other professional experts in the history of the Luxembourgish conscripts.
The trend in the humanities is “digital” – digital of everything. Research, discussions, reading, publications…. from open science to zoom conferences, live discussions and surveys in slido to digital sources and online archives. Continue reading Think critical in digital !→
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