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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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(Digital) Archives or how to get research done from home

Research and working remotely became even more important and essential during the days of Covid-19 and the confinement. Archives, libraries are closed. How to get the sources for the research? Our three main archives for “Warlux”, the Archives Nationales de Luxembourg, Deutsche Dienststelle, the former Wehrmachtauskunftstelle (WASt, today Bundesarchiv Berlin) and the Military Archive in Freiburg closed their doors as well due to the virus. Continue reading (Digital) Archives or how to get research done from home

Sources, Databases, Libraries, Archives….

Before starting with “Warlux”, we need of course collect existing sources, databases etc. One website or “database” is essential for our project:

Ons Jongen a Meedercher by  Fédération des Enrôlés de force (FEDDEF)

The association “Fédération des Enrôlés de force (FEDDEF)” created this database as about the forced recruitment in Luxembourg.

This database, built up over the years, includes 19,500 names of people, themes, organizations and cities relating to forced recruitment.
The aim is to provide information about these persons and offer an overview of the individual fates and stories. Continue reading Sources, Databases, Libraries, Archives….