Category Archives: Sources, Archives, Libraries….

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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WARLUX goes on Zoom

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.

https://www.fid-benelux.de/2020/08/28/workshop-historische-beneluxforschung-und-digital-history/

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

Visiting Experts in Military History in Luxembourg

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.

We will stay in touch and hope to be back soon!

Browsing through local archives for names of the conscripts

The Warlux team traveled up north to visit local archives in Clervaux and Weiswampach

Castle in Clervaux and the local administration with archive

Not sure what to find, in archives in the Luxembourgish Ardennes Region, we have found valuable material due to the support of the local authorities. Most of these are post-war documents, but these are name-related and provide important information about the biographies of those affected. Continue reading Browsing through local archives for names of the conscripts