Monthly Archives: June 2021

Zwangssoldaten, Malgré-Nous, Zwangsrekrutéiert? – Terms, Numbers and Statistics – Workshop of Project WARLUX

Workshop-Invitation – October 14, 2021: 10 am – 5:30 pm Belval Campus and online (hybrid)


Zwangssoldaten, Malgré-Nous, Zwangsrekrutéiert – three regions, three terms, one fate? After the German invasion of its western neighbours, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in 1940, the border regions reaching from Eastern Belgium over Luxembourg to Alsace-Lorraine were seen by the Third Reich as lost German territories that needed reintegration into the Reich. One part of that reintegration policy was recruiting the local female and male youth into German labour services and armed forces. Continue reading


On June 4, 2021 the WARLUX team met other colleagues from all over Europe at nodegoat day 2021 to discuss the utility and possibilities with nodegoat

Here is the recording of our presentation:

Here you find more info about nodegoat:

Thank you Kaspar Gubler for organising the workshop!

And a summary:

Biographies of Conscripts – testing timeline

From our seminar Biographies of Luxembourgish male and female conscripts in the Wehrmacht and Reichsarbeitsdienst – Research Seminar on studying personal experiences in Luxembourg during the Second World War in the B.A. program “Cultures Européennes – Histoire” at the University of Luxembourg, 20 students researched and discovered the Biographies of conscripts and their war experiences during the WWII in Luxembourg

Link for the course description

In the first lectures, the students earned an overview of the topic and the research literature. In the next steps, the students had to analyse and understand the concept of a biography and the contextualization of the story of the individuals. With Knightlab, an open community of designers, developers, students, and educators at Northwestern University, to share information and digital storytelling projects, the students used a “timeline” for the biographies.

Here is one example for the timeline of a conscript:

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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.


What are the aims of this platform? How can this collection be used for teaching projects in higher education or in research? Continue reading

Using data analysis on recruited Luxembourgers in WWII or how to map WAR eXPERIENCES???

#nodegoatday2021 – organised by Kaspar Gubler at the University of Bern team Warlux had the opportunity to introduce the Warlux data model with nodegoat and to discuss the use of relational data base with others.

nodegoat ( is the data storage and data management platform for Warlux. We will list all our individuals in our case studies to grasp and visualise the links between the individuals. We will use this tool as our “database” for statistical overviews and our quantitative analysis. (The ego-documents, the result of our crowdsourcing project, we will use qualitative methodologies with another tool, not yet defined).


Data model (by Nina Janz)

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