Family History

Tamo daleko (There, far away) – a Serbian prisoner of war during World War One

Guest blog written by Fabian & Tatjana Vendrig (Dutch and Serbian language versions below) “The bread you sent, every Serb took it, they crossed themselves and kissed it and then we all started to cry happy tears”. This is an excerpt of a letter which Djordje Vukosavljevic, who was mentioned earlier in a blog, sent […]

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Silver cups and their stories: connections across Europe

During our campaigns like Europeana Migration and Europeana 1914-1918, we bring a digital perspective to our Collection Days with partner institutions all over Europe. During these days, we collect, digitise and preserve the stories and objects of the European people. This is a distinct approach, compared to how objects usually are found in our online […]

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Истраживање судбине српских војника из Првог светског рата који су преминули у Холандији

Аутори: Фабиан и Татјана Вендриг На углу холандског реформисаног гробља у Гардерену, тик уз шумовит предео Велуве регије у Холандији, стоји споменик у знак сећања на Србе који су преминули од шпанске грознице 1919. године непосредно после Првог светског рата. На споменику је исписано 29 имена војника који су умрли у Гардерену, 21 име војника […]

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Onderzoek naar het lot van de Servische WOI soldaten die in Nederland overleden

Gastblog geschreven door Tanja & Fabian Vendrig In een hoek op de gereformeerde begraafplaats te Garderen, op de rand van de bosrijke Veluwe in midden Nederland, staat een monument ter nagedachtenis aan Serviërs die in 1919 overleden aan de Spaanse Griep na de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Het monument bevat de 29 namen van Servische soldaten die […]

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Researching the fate of the Serbian WWI soldiers who died in the Netherlands

Guest blog by Fabian & Tatjana Vendrig (also available in Dutch and Serbian language version) In a corner of the Dutch Reformed cemetery in Garderen, on the edge of the forested area of the Veluwe region in the Netherlands, stands a monument to the memory of Serbs who died of the Spanish flu in 1919, […]

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Lost WW1 memorial plaque of HMS Laurentic fireman returned to family thanks to Europeana 1914-1918

A lost World War One memorial plaque – dedicated to fireman Thomas McGarry who died in the sinking of the HMS Laurentic in 1917 – has been returned to his family decades later thanks to Europeana 1914-1918. Thomas McGarry was a fireman on board the HMS Laurentic which sunk while travelling from Ireland to Canada when […]

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Are You In Europeana? How I found out about my relative who fought in World War One

Everyone googles their name from time to time. But have you tried doing the same on Europeana Collections? Portraits of Roland Gerard Garvin. British Library, CC BY Cultural heritage is often our shared heritage – the books, archives, paintings, sculptures, music and more that we as Europeans and people share. Sometimes though cultural heritage can […]

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Stories and testimonies of Italian soldiers who fought and perished in the Great War

Following the ‘Documenting the Great War‘ blogpost, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane e per le Informazioni Bibliografiche (ICCU) – Central Institute for the Union Catalogue (ICCU) highlights some of the memories contributed by citizens at the ‘Seminario formativo e raccolta di fotografie, lettere, ricordi della Grande guerra’ community collection day held […]

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