Success at Collection Day in Luxembourg

Yesterday we kicked-off our pan European World War 1 family history roadshow at the National Library of Luxembourg. We invited members of the general public to share their stories, photographs, postcards, letters or other items from the time of the First …





Art of the First World War

Whether expressed in the bold strokes, the use of colour, or brutal reality of the depicted scenes, the First World War had tremendously shaped art across Europe. Many works of that period reflect the atrocities of war, providing a vivid …





Memorabilia from World War I

Hundreds of participants of all ages have contributed a great variety of personal memorabilia from World War I to the online project www.europeana1914-1918.eu. Due to the overwhelming success, four additional participation days will take place in Dresden, Erfurt, Kiel and …





Delousing chit from the World War I

This amusing item was uncovered at the digitisation roadshow in Berlin last month. Looking rather like a cartoon bank note the delousing chit informed the bearer that he was now clean and free of the vermin of the trenches. Most likely …





Memorabilia from the First World War

Photographs, postcards, letters, diaries, medals and sacred stories.  This is what people brought to our first roadshow in Frankfurt am Main yesterday, March 31. Dr. Bodo Böettcher, for example, brought a small diary that captured his father’s experience of the …