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LETTERS AS SOURCES? BETWEEN FRONTLINE AND PENCIL – PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF LUXEMBOURGERS DURING WWII IN NAZI LABOUR AND ARMED SERVICES

The current project WARLUX aims to study the biographies of young Luxembourgers, born between 1920 and 1927, who were drafted by the German Nazi authorities for Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst) and the German Army (Wehrmacht). The conscription of young Luxembourgers is mostly displayed in documents, starting from police, enrolment registration records by regional authorities, lists of transportations and records about their service. However, for the study of biographies, a more personal insight of the affected people is required, as behind these administrative files ley 10.000 other stories.

Soldiers writing letters (from: Horst Hinrichsen, Die deutsche Feldpost. Organisation und Ausrüstung 1939-1945, Wölfersheim-Berstadt 1998, p. 35.

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS – WARLUX CALLS Families and witnesses in Luxembourg to share their memories and personal documents

Call for Contributions WARLUX – Tell us your story

As part of the project “WARLUX – Soldiers and their Communities in WWII: The Impact and Legacy of War Experiences in Luxembourg”, the C²DH of the University of Luxembourg is researching the personal side of the history of Luxembourgish youth born between 1920 and 1927 who were enrolled into German services under the Nazi occupation of Luxembourg during the Second World War. In order to uncover the individual experiences of these men, women and families, the Centre wants to engage the public and calls on them to come forward and share their family stories, letters, diaries, photographs and other personal documents.

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