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Europeana 1914-1918

Building an European digital archive

 

Interested people can register on the website www.europeana1914-1918.eu and upload digital images and information by themselves. In March 2011, the project "First World War in everyday documents" started with great success in Germany. 2012 "Europeana 1914-1918" was extended to Luxembourg, Great Britain, Ireland, Slovenia, Denmark and Belgium. In 2013 and 2014, morre road shows took place e.g. in Italy, Germany and Romania.

 

MDR SACHSENSPIEGEL 14.11.2014, 19:00

http://www.mdr.de/mediathek

The Federal Chancellor Videopodcast, 24.05.2014: How important is the remembrance of the First World War?


Merkel: Rather negotiate 20 hours longer 

German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with historian Frank Drauschke in her weekly video podcast about Europeana 1914-1918 and the importance of the remembrance of #WWI


An Interview between Angela Merkel and the Historian Frank Drauschke about Europeana 1914-1918
www.bundeskanzlerin.de


Russias' "First Channel" about Europeana 1914-1918


1TV.ru of 06/28/2014 by Ivan Gut
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Wien24 of 07/22/2014, 2:00 pm


Frank Drauschke at "Guten Abend, Wien" about the Europeana 1914-1918 Roadshow in Vienna. Crowdsourcing day on 1 August, 10 am to 6 pm, ORF RadioKulturhaus
Watch movie

ORF,
Wien heute
of 07/22/2014, 7:00 pm


"Looking for memories of World War One", a report by Gabi Hassler

RBB ZIBB, May 5, 2014, at 6:30 pm


"Europeana 1914-1918"
Feature by Ralph Stolle
zibb guest - Frank Drauschke
Watch movie (German)


TV reports

2014
 

RBB Abendschau, January 30, 2014:
Europeana 1914-1918 Collection days at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin (State library), January 30 and 31, 2014

Tagesschau, January 29, 2014:
Project "Europeana" is documenting everyday life in the first World War, Feature by Kerstin Breinig
More information

Tagesthemen, January 29, 2014:
Website for memorabilia "Europeana". The faces of the first World War, Feature by Kerstin Breinig
Mor

RBB Stilbruch, January 23, 2014:
Europeana - Memories of the everyday life during World War 1, Feature by Gabriele Denecke
More information

2013
 

WDR Lokalzeit aus Aachen, October 15, 2013:
"World War One-Treasures" from the attic
Mehr dazu

2012

 

RBB ZIBB, April 30, 2012:
Europeana. Documents of everyday life during the First World War

2011


MDR Sachsenspiegel, June 22, 2011
Online-Archive for pieces from First World War

MDR Sachsenspiegel extra, June 22, 2011
Online-Archive for Pieces from First World War (at 8:18 min)

MDR THÜRINGEN JOURNAL, June 14, 2011
"First World War in everyday documents"
by Dagmar Weitbrecht (at 7:57 min)

MDR1 Thüringen, June 14, 2011
"First World War in everyday documents"
by Dagmar Weitbrecht

MDR aktuell, June 14, 2011, 11:45 am
"First World War in everyday documents"
by Dagmar Weitbrecht (at 3:11 min)

regio TV, April 21, 2011
Letters to the front. For the 100th Anniversary of the First World War created a digital archive.
More information

WDR 3, Resonanzen, March 30, 2011
"The First World War in everyday documents".
Report of Sigrid Hoff, Interview with Dr. Britta Woldering, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hirschfeld and Dr. Elisabeth Niggemann.

Tagesschau , March 24, 2011, 4:00 pm
Digital Archive of the First World War, Report of Oliver Jarasch


Radio features

2014
 

SWR 2, Kulturthema, February 03, 2014
The internet as an memorial place. Simone Reber about the First World War in the internet, Feature by Simone Reber
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RBB Kulturradio, January 29, 2014, 09:05 am:
The First World War in everday documents

2013
 

Montagsradio, March 3, 2013:
6. history fair in Suhl: “The broken hat of grandfather” – tell history together
Mehr dazu

2011
 

BR Schwaben & Altbayern aktuell, July 25, 2011
Pictures, letters, memories

BR Bayern 1, July 20, 2011
Public participation day Regensburg: First World War in everyday documents

SWR4, Radio Stuttgart, April 12, 2011
"The First World War in everyday documents": Citizens sought with memorabilia.
Moderator: Susanne Kurz.

Deutschlandfunk, Deutschland Heute, April 7, 2011
Memorabilia wanted - Project 100 years World War 1.
Report by Susanne Lettenbauer.

Radio M94.5, April 6, 2011
Report of Alexandra Reinsberg

Bayern 1, Bayernmagazin, April 6, 2011
Unusual Campaign of the State Library
Memorabilia from the First World War

Bayern 2, April 3, 2011

RBB Inforadio, Umgeschichtet, April 2, 2011
With Harald Asel. The German National Library is looking for everyday documents
Report of Mario Scalla

RBB Radio Eins, Eins am Vormittag, March 31, 2011
Internet project 100 years First World War
interview with Dr. Britta Woldering
More information

HR2 Kultur, Mikado, March 31, 2011
Interview with Dr. Britta Woldering
Report of Mario Scalla

Bayern 5, March 31, 2011, 3:35 pm

RBB Radio Berlin, Einfach schön, March 27, 2011
Moderation Katarina Gerlach
Interview with Johannes Theurer/rbb

Deutschlandfunk, Kultur Heute, March 24, 2011:
Cultural news of the day
by Antje Allroggen, interview with Frank Drauschke
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Print- and online


Germany / Austria / Switzerland LithuaniaLuxembourgGreat BritainIrelandSloveniaDenmarkWorldPoland


 

World

Deutsche Welle, April 5, 2011


"Everyday stories from WWI preserved in massive European archive"
by Tamsin Walker

PhotoScala.de, International Magazine for Photography, March 24, 2011


Europeana-Project „The First World War in everyday documents“

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Clarín.com Sociedad, March 24, 2011


"Del frente de guerra a la web: la historia íntima de la Primera Guerra en cartas"
by Pablo Sanguinetti (dpa)

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ElPaís.cr, March 24, 2011


"Cartas del frente a la web: la historia íntima de la Primera Guerra"
by Pablo Sanguinetti (dpa)

Latvian National Library, April 5, 2011


Uzsākts projekts "First World War in everyday documents" – Pirmais pasaules karš parastos dokumentos

 



Poland

Kulturalne Opole, November 2014

 

Polsko-Niemieckie Dni Zbiórki. Poszukiwanie Rodzinnych Pamiątek „Europeana 1914-1918″

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Strefa Imprez.pl, November 2014

 

Europeana 1914-1918. Polsko-Niemieckie Dni Zbiórki Poszukiwanie Rodzinnych Pamiątek

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Denmark

Politiken, April 28, 2012


"Krigens tabu kom frem i lyset"
by Anna Bech-Danielsen
Interview with: Frank Drauschke, Inga Adriansen, Mikkel Christoffersen

Flensburger Tageblatt, April 28, 2012


"Europeana: Preserved forever"
by Ruth Candussi

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nordschleswiger.dk, April 25, 2012


"This is a very amazing pipe"
by Ruth Candussi

JV-JydskeVestkysten, April 25, 2012


"Historien kom i plastikposer. Første Verdenskrig"
by Birthe Juul Mathiasen

Flensborg Avis, April 23, 2012


"Sønderjyske historier fra Første Verdenskrig"
by Hans Christian Davidsen

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nordschleswiger.dk, March 29, 2012


Sønderborg: "If the silk shirt tells the shell..."
by Sara Kannenberg 



Slovenia

Primorske Novice, March 29, 2012


"Knjižnica premajhna za še žive spomine"
by Nace Novak

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Primorski dnevnik, Triest, March 29, 2012


"Zbiranje osebnih spominov na svetovno vojna. Soška fronta se razkriva Evropi."
by Katja Munih

Delo, March 29, 2012


"Digitalizirani spomini prve svetovne vojne"
by Katja Željan

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Radio Robin, March 28, 2012, 11 am


"Zbogom orožje. Dobrodošli spomini"
Report of Kristina Furlan, Interview with: Karmen Štular Sotošek (predstavnica projekta Europeana v Sloveniji)

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Pogledi, March 28, 2012


Štirinajstdnevnik za umetnost, kulturo in družbo: Brskanje po splentni zakladnici družinskih spominov"
by Agata Tomažič

Retrospektive.si -zgodovinski portal, March 22, 2012


"Zbiranje spominov za virtualni arhiv 1. svetovne vojne"
by Objavil Kornelija 

RTV Slovenija, March 21, 2012

 

"Z Europeano do spominov iz prve svetovne vojne, prispevek ..."

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STA - Slovenian Press Agency, March 21, 2012


Press conference Ljubljana, kavarna Mestnega muzeja.
Novinarska konferenca ob predstavitvi projekta Europeana 1914-1918
v Sloveniji, Fotografije

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Misli Slovensko, March 21, 2012


V sklopu projekta Europeane v Sloveniji zbiranje spominov na 1. svetovno vojno 

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Ireland

BBC News, March 23, 2012


"Ireland remembers its World War I soldiers at Dublin museum"
by Julie Kirby

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The Irish Times, March 22, 2012


"National Library call-out answered by families bearing WWI treasures"
by Tim O'Brien

The Irish Independent, March 22, 2012


"Families rewrite the history of war with mementos. Hundreds bring special keepsakes to roadshow"
von Louise Hogan 

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The Irish Times, March 16, 2012


"Your country needs your wartime memorabilia"
by Eoin Burke-Kennedy

RTÉ News, March 15, 2012


National Library seeks WWI memorabilia

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The National Library of Ireland, March 2012


Hundreds of visitors to Europeana WWI collection roadshow

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Great Britain

BBC News, May 02, 2012


"Hitler postcard found in World War I project"
by Sean Coughlan

Artikel lesen

Lancashire Evening Post, March 14, 2012


"Your memories of war. Talking about that one subject they never spoke about"
von David Coates

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Culture24, March 13, 2012


First World War digitisation project launches in UK as crowds flock to museum roadshow

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Community Radio Station Preston FM, March 10, 2012


At the roadshow interviews with:
Jon Purday, Stephan Bull, Jackie Storer

BBC Radio Lancashire, March 10, 2012


BBC Radio Lancashire: Steve Royle morning show , Report from Helen Randle, live at roadshow.
Interview with: Stephen Bull, Alun Edwards, Frank Drauschke, Stephen Miller and First World War Re-enactor Adrian Warrell.

Lancashire Evening Post, March 07, 2012


Share your memorabilia of the war

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Lancaster Guardian, March 05, 2012


Appeal to help preserve World War One artefacts 

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University of Oxford, April 20, 2011


University forms alliance to take archive to Germany

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Lithuania

lrt.lit, April 7, 2011


Archyve – kasdieninės karo istorijos
(Archive - daily military history)

Kaunodiena.lt, April 7, 2011


Archyve – kasdieninės karo istorijos

Bernardinai.lt, April 8, 2011


Archyve – kasdieninės karo istorijos

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Luxembourg

Lëtzebuerger Journal, February 28, 2012


Collective War Archive

Le Quotidien, February 28, 2012


"La Grand Guerre au Luxembourg. Videz vos greniers, racontez votre histoire!"
by Christiane Kleer 


 

Lëtzebuerg Tageblatt, No.50, February 28, 2012


Europeana 1914-1918: Roadshow March 6 at the national library.
Create a collective memory.

RTL.lu TV 20vir, February 27, 2012


"Europeana 1914-1918 - Roadshow in Luxembourg"
Report of Dan Spogen, Interview with Frank Drauschke.

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Luxemburger Wort, February 27, 2012


"Project to create largest Great War archive. An Antiques Roadshow for WWI"
by Maurice Fick

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Luxemburger Wort, February 27, 2012


"La collecte numérique d'Europeana aura lieu le 6 mars au Luxembourg. Partager vos souvenirs et objets familiaux de la Première Guerre mondiale"
by Maurice Fick

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Tageblatt.lu, February 26, 2012


Material of the First World War sought.

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Luxemburger Wort, February 22, 2012


Organisations create largest digital archive on WWI. Share your Great War treasures

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Germany / Austria / Switzerland

Lausitzer Anzeiger, 8.11.2014

 

Searching for memories: Europe-wide Roadshow collects photos and letters from the wartime 1914-1918

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Evangelischer Pressedienst, East, November 2014

 

Europeana 1914-1918 crossborder Polish-German collection days

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Wochenkurier, 10.11.2014

 

Görlitz: German-Polish Roadshow

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Görlitzer Anzeiger, 8.11.2014

 

German-polish Collection Days preserve memorabilia from the First World War

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Spiegel Online, May 05, 2012


Rudolf Neumaier reads a postcard of Adolf Hitler from the first world war, which has been discoverd recently at the scanning of private archives for Webportal Europeana.

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Süddeutsche Zeitung Online, May 02, 2012


"Postcard from Adolf Hitler appeared.
Toothache and poor spelling"
von Oliver Das Gupta 

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Welt Online, May 02, 2012


"Adolf Hitler longed for his substitute family"
by Sven Felix Kellerhoff

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Der Tagesspiegel, February 4, 2014


"The private World War"
by Astrid Herbold

Artikel lesen

Deutsche Welle Online, February 1, 2014


"Grandfather and the First World War"
Article and movie by Sarah Judith Hofmann und Laura Döing

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Der Tagesspiegel, January 31, 2014
 

"Staatsbibliothek digitalisiert private Erinnerungen an den Ersten Weltkrieg"
by Christoph Stollowsky

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Berliner Zeitung, January 29, 2014


"Digitales Archiv zum Ersten Weltkrieg Als Österreich sich mit Serbien zusammentat"
by Nikolaus Bernau

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Montagsradio, March 14, 2013


“The broken hat of grandfather” – tell history together
by Kaja Wesner, Interview with: Frank Drauschke

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Berliner Morgenpost, March 4, 2012


"Treasures from the attic"
by Astrid Herbold

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Tagesanzeiger, Switzerland, February 01, 2012


"World War forever"
by David Hesse

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Mittelbayerische Zeitung, January 26, 2012


What do everyday documents tell about the war.
The owners of treasures and real rarities were already lined up, even before the skilled workers were in place.

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Mittelbayerische Zeitung, January 3, 2012


Wanted: Letters from the First World War.
Until 2014 documents and objects from ten european countries will be digitized.
Roadshow in Amberg.

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Der Tagesspiegel, January 3, 2012


"Crowdsourcing. Anyone can participate: How libraries use Web 2.0"
by Astrid Herbold

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DRadio Wissen, December 21, 2011


"Europeana - Digital Archive for Europe's cultural"
von Peter Kaiser

Deutschlandradio Kultur, December 20, 2011


"Europe's digital memory. Work at Europeana-project are in full swing"
by Peter Kaiser

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Wiener Zeitung, November 29, 2011


"First World War close - Europeana tries to preserve private stories of the First World War."
by Dorothée Bellamy

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Märkische Oderzeitung, November 12, 2011


"Miraculous rescue from death"
by Claudia Seiring

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EPD, November 2011


"The shell-bible"
by Christopf Roch

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EPD, March 24, 2011


Internet Portal collects stories from the First World War.

G-Geschichte, March 24, 2011


Memories of the First World War sought.

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Fast Flip, March 24, 2011


Europeana, Digital Archive of the First World War started.

DAMALS. The Magazine of History and Culture, March 27, 2011


Project Launch "The First World War in everyday documents".
Pictures, letters and memorabilia wanted

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Krone.at, March 28, 2011


The First World War, War memories sought for Online Archive. 

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Handelsblatt, March 28, 2011


„Crowdsourcing“ Online Archive is searching for war memories (dpa)

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Die Welt Online, March 29, 2011


"Individuals documenting the First World War" 
by Jana Kugoth

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Berliner Morgenpost, March 29, 2011


"Individuals documenting the First World War" 
by Jana Kugoth

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 1, 2011


German National Library "Field post for the Internet"
by Sebastian Deliga.

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Iris Media, Day by Day, April 2, 2011


"History, Memories & Serendipity"
by Wolf Siegert

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Der Standard, April 3, 2011


The First World War, Private war memories sought.

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Frankfurter Stadtkurier am Sonntag, April 3, 2011


100 years First World War. Project is looking for memorabilia from that era.

La Gazette de Berlin, April 4, 2011


Enrichir la mémoire collective en préservant les souvenirs personnels de la Première Guerre mondiale:

tel est l'objectif du projet mené conjointement par Europeana (la bibliothèque numérique européenne), la Deutsche Nationalbibliothek et l'Université d'Oxford. La démarche se veut résolument participative: chacun est appelé à apporter ses objets personnels qui, une fois numérisés, seront mis à disposition de tous sur un site internet. Reportage à Berlin, deuxième étape de ce périple participatif.
by Dorothée Bellamy

Berliner Zeitung, April 5, 2011


"The war photo of the great-grandfather on the internet"
by Stefanie Paul

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Süddeutsche Zeitung, April 6, 2011


War in everyday documents

Münchener Abendzeitung, April 6, 2011


"Greetings from the trenches"
by Tina Angerer

tz München, April 6, 2011


State Archive collects private treasures.
Documents from the First World War.

Münchener Merkur, April 7, 2011


"The First World War in private. The joint project "Europeana" digitizes personal memorabilia."
by Katharina Fuhrin

Südwest Presse, April 7, 2011


Search for material about World War 1
Stuttgart

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Sammlungsdinge.de, April 8, 2011


"Project launch 100 years First World War – Europeana uses crowdsourcing to build up a collection"
by Christiane Necker

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Südwest Presse, April 13, 2011


Memorabilia sought, Stuttgart. At the roadshow "First World War in everyday documents"
at the State Library in Württemberg, there was a great rush.

Stuttgarter Nachrichten, April 13, 2011


"The poor soldier and his dignity. Everyday documents from World War I found their way into the online library Europeana."
by Klaus Elchmüller.

Stuttgarter Zeitung, April 16, 2011


"EU-project on the web. Europeana - Many citizens bring rarities from the First World War."
by Thomas Borgmann.

Bornheimer Wochenblatt, April 20, 2011


In search of images and field postcards.

Stuttgarter Wochenblatt, April 22, 2011


Self-made history.
State Library of Wuerttemberg has launched for submission day - it continues on the internet.

DAMALS. Das Magazin für Geschichte und Kultur, June 8, 2011


Sources wanted

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Aktuelles aus der Stadt- und Regionalbibliothek, June 9, 2011


Memorabilia wanted! - Public participation day Erfurt „First World War in everyday documents“

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ScienceBlogs, June 14, 2011


100 years First World War: Take part of the Europeana!

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Thüringer Allgemeine, June 15, 2011


Everyday life at First World War
by Angelika Reiser-Fischer

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Thüringische Landeszeitung, June 15, 2011


Everyday life at First World War
by Angelika Reiser-Fischer

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Ostthüringer Zeitung, June 15, 2011


Everyday life at First World War
by Angelika Reiser-Fischer

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First World War in Everyday documents, June 15, 2011


SLUB supports EU-Digitalization initiative.
Public participation day on June 22nd

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"Dresden FernSehen", June 20, 2011


Memorabilia wanted!
Public participation day Dresden "First World War in everyday documents"

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WochenKurier , June 2011


Public participation day "First World War in everyday documents"

Sächsische Zeitung, June 17, 2011


Searching for memories about First World War
by Doreen Hübler

Sächsischer Bote, June 2011

 

Public participation day "First World War in everyday documents"

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, June 22, 2011


Memorabilia wanted
Project collects keepsakes about First World War

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, June 23, 2011


Memories collected about the World War

Sächsische Zeitung, June 23, 2011


Heirlooms from the dugout
by Doreen Hübler

kiel-magazin.de, June 23, 2011


Memorabilia wanted! - Public participation day Kiel „First World War in everyday documents“

Aktuelles aus der Landeshauptstadt Kiel, June 22, 2011


Public participation day „First World War in everyday documents“

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Kieler Express, June 25, 2011


Searching for memories about First World War

Lübecker Nachrichten am Sonntag, June 26 and 27, 2011


Memories wanted for digital archive

Kieler Nachrichten, June 28, 2011


Searching for Pieces of First World War
by Jürgen Küppers

Kieler Nachrichten, June 30, 2011


What silent witnesses tell of War
by Jürgen Küppers

Schleswig-Holsteinische Landeszeitung (shz.de), June 30, 2011


Army post from the First World War for the Internet generation

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Staatliche Bibliothek Regensburg, June 20, 2011


Public participation day: 100 years First World War - Pictures, letters, memories

Regensburger Wochenblatt, July 13, 2011


Commemoration of Cruelty
by Christian Eckl

Article (PDF-File)

rundschau, July 13, 2011


Memorabilia wanted

Article (PDF-File)

Mittelbayerische Zeitung, July 16/17, 2011


Do you have memorabilia from First World War?
von Thomas Dietz

Article (PDF-File)

Blizz, July 17, 2011


Memorabilia wanted.
State Library Regensburg joins Europe-Project to First World War

Article (PDF-File)

Mittelbayerische Zeitung, July 21, 2011


"That is the material, dissertations are made of"
by Heinz Klein

Article (PDF-File)

Straubinger Tagblatt, July 22, 2011


First World War in everyday documents

Article (PDF-File)

Donaupost, July 22, 2011


First World War in everyday documents

Article (PDF-File)

Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 02, 2011


Daddy wrote nothing again
by Rudolf Neumaier

DPA Messages


Private memories of war for Online Archive sought
March 25, 2011

Web Archive of the First World War planned 
March 26, 2011

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Press release from Facts & Files
 

May 2, 2012
What do a livesaving bible, a cross in a bottle and a postcard of Hitler
have in common?
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March 24, 2011
Project Launch: The First World War in everyday documents:
Pictures, letters and memorabilia wanted
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