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 …


Erster Weltkrieg

During World War One, two soldiers became friends. One was German, the other English. This film – ‘Otto & Bernard’ – tells their story. It also features the modern quest of a young German student, trying to discover if she …