Yassine Zaouch is a history student at the University of Luxembourg and part of the team of WARLUX. He scans and indexes the ego documents the team received during the call for contributions in February 2021.
Some letters and documents caught his eye, like the story of Amédée Schaul
THE LETTERS OF AMEDEE SCHAUL
In einem kleinen Dorf in Petingen (Pétange) kam am 19. April 1924 Amédée Ernest Schaul auf die Welt. In Rodingen (Rodange) lebte er mit seiner Mutter Henriette, seinem Vater Pierre und seinem Bruder Théo bis zu seinem 18. Lebensjahr und besuchte die Mitteschule Lycée de Garçons in Esch-sur-Alzette.
An archive in Germany collects love letters over the century until today – a citizen science approach
The archive is being digitised, indexed and made accessible in cooperation with the Technical University of Darmstadt. The archive records are stored at the Koblenz-Landau University Library (Koblenz Campus).
The archive shows Love letters how private writing changes over time. Love letter exists in wide circles of society; one gains an insight into the writing norms not only of individuals but also of milieus, age groups and genders. So it is not surprising that the love letter is differentiated along with the popular writing media from the little note to the love letter, from the telegram to the postcard, from the e-mail to the WhatsApp chat. The question is to what extent the functions of writing are being explored anew.
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.