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Auschwitz Laboratory survivor 'A7733' launches Facebook hunt to find long-lost twin brother

Auschwitz Laboratory survivor 'A7733' launches Facebook hunt to find long-lost twin brother | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Menchem, or Elias Gottesmann as he was known as a four year-old in 1945, was one of the lucky ones.
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Wartime heroines forgotten in peace - Telegraph

Wartime heroines forgotten in peace - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Newly released documents lift the lid on the achievements of Britain’s female spies
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The 20th Century's first arms race

The 20th Century's first arms race | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
How the Dreadnought sparked the 20th Century's first arms race
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Oldest Known Holocaust Survivor, a Prison Camp Pianist, Dies at 110

Oldest Known Holocaust Survivor, a Prison Camp Pianist, Dies at 110 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest known Holocaust survivor, died at age 110, a week before the Academy Awards, at which a film about her life is nominated.
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Colossus at 70: the computer that helped bring down Hitler - Telegraph

Colossus at 70: the computer that helped bring down Hitler - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Today marks the seventieth anniversary of Colossus, the world's first electronic computer
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New website launched that brings Europe’s First World War collections together | First World War Centenary

New website launched that brings Europe’s First World War collections together | First World War Centenary | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Europeana 1914-1918 has launched in Berlin, featuring 10,000 items from the British Library’s collections. Europeana 1914-1918 is a pan-European collection of…
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The Stalin Epigram - by Osip Mandelstam

Our lives no longer feel ground under them.
At ten paces you can’t hear our words.

But whenever there’s a snatch of talk
it turns to the Kremlin mountaineer,

the ten thick worms his fingers,
his words like measures of weight,

the huge lau...
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Russian poet, a victim of Stalin who died in the Gulag Archipelago in 1938

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World War One - The British Library

World War One - The British Library | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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Amazing new resource from the British Library that includes source material, articles and collections.

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Before the First World War: what can 1914 tell us about 2014?

Before the First World War: what can 1914 tell us about 2014? | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Old world decline, rogue empires, killing for God – looking at 1914, we can discover that there are many uncomfortable parallels with our own time.
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Professor Richard Evans on then and now.

 

Noted - Amusing epigram:

“God heard the embattled nations sing and shout/‘Gott strafe England’ and ‘God save the King!’/God this, God that, and God the other thing –/‘Good God!’ said God, ‘I’ve got my work cut out!’”

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How did Pack Up Your Troubles become the viral hit of WW1?

How did Pack Up Your Troubles become the viral hit of WW1? | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Watch Gareth Malone play and sing Pack Up Your Troubles, and tell the story of how the song became the iconic hit of WW1.
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Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70, by Polly Jones

Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70, by Polly Jones | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Lara Cook on coping with the man of steel’s legacy
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Inside Monopoly's secret war against the Third Reich

Inside Monopoly's secret war against the Third Reich | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Captured by the enemy and locked away in a series of camps, the POWs of World War 2 had a very unlikely ally.
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Marc Chagall White Crucifixion (1938)

Marc Chagall White Crucifixion (1938) | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Combining Jewish and Christian imagery, Chagall depicts the rise of Nazi brutality and the destruction of the joyous Jewish world that he came from. 

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A painting rich in symbols and meaning that gives an insight into what was happening to the Jewish world under the Nazis - stunning.

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War commemorations and politics: Lessons from the nineteenth century

War commemorations and politics: Lessons from the nineteenth century, from History & Policy, the independent initiative working for better public policy through an understanding of history
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Useful analysis drawing on the history of commemoration

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Flight of the Stories - Our New First World War Galleries - YouTube

http://www.iwm.org.uk - Created by Aardman, this film commemorates the First World War Centenary and the opening of our new galleries at IWM London.
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Rather lovely and simple trailer for the opening of the new WW1 galleries at IWM

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Deported by Stalin to Central Asia

Deported by Stalin to Central Asia | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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The horrors of deportation under Stalin remembered.

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‘For the Sake of Freedom’: British World War II Propaganda Posters in Arabic - Untold lives blog

‘For the Sake of Freedom’: British World War II Propaganda Posters in Arabic - Untold lives blog | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
An unassuming financial file contained in the records of the British Political Agency in Bahrain (that now form a part of the India Office Records held at the British Library) unexpectedly contains two rare examples of Arabic-language propaganda posters produced by the British Government during World War II. Remarkably, the...
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The wars over the First World War are a troubling abuse of history for political ends – Telegraph Blogs

The wars over the First World War are a troubling abuse of history for political ends – Telegraph Blogs | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
We haven't even begun to celebrate/remember/regret the outbreak of the First World War and already we're debating whether or not it was a necessary/tragic/bloody awful thing. As a historian, I ought to be thrilled that people are engaging with my subject – a bit like how the experts in dredging must feel whenever there's a [...]
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Otto Dix Exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Otto Dix Exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

100 years ago, broke out in August 1914 from the First World War. The military conflicts not only put the world on fire and ended the 19th Century finally. It also ensured a crisis of artistic representation, which can still be felt today. Because the trench warfare and the use of new chemical weapons made it clear that the traditional concepts of representation and interpretation of skirmishes were insufficient. The portrayal of invisible enemies, unheldenhaften fighting and its consequences exceeded the known image concepts of war. Among the most famous artistic engagements with the First World War is one of the folio work "The war," the Otto Dix 1924 anfertigte. In the 50 etchings Dix recorded his own experiences as a soldier in front. The cycle is considered to be the climax and end point of the early graphic activity of the artist and made at the same time for his international breakthrough. Led the relentless images of Dix vehement discussions in public ten years after the end of the war.  First of all nationalist parties attacked the success of the images. 

 

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary commemoration of the First World War, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart shows the folder "War" by Otto Dix, together with works by Reinhold Naegele, Hermann Scherer, Oskar Schlemmer

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Translated from the German (by google) an exhibition of one of the greatest of the war artists Otto Dix in Stuttgart.

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World War 1 - The Great War

World War 1 - The Great War | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

The original BBC documentary in 28 parts

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Thanks to the magic of YouTube watch one of the finest documentary series about the Great War made by the BBC

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T4: Hitler's holocaust rehearsal | Disability Now

T4: Hitler's holocaust rehearsal | Disability Now | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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World War One documents reveal stories of those who pleaded not to fight - Telegraph

World War One documents reveal stories of those who pleaded not to fight - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Newly published documents from First World War reveal the stories of thousands of men who pleaded for an exemption from fighting
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Documents from Middlesex - note: most documents were destroyed.

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How the Daily Mirror helped Britain win the war beneath the waves | Press Gazette

How the Daily Mirror helped Britain win the war beneath the waves | Press Gazette | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Press Gazette, Britain's Journalism Weekly: news, analysis and jobs
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Vote NO to Women's Suffrage + household tips #1913

Vote NO to Women's Suffrage + household tips #1913 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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A little before 1914 and from the USA but an interesting example of anti-women's suffrage propaganda...not sure those tips work. Butter on a fresh burn?!

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Otto Dix The War (1924)

Otto Dix  The War (1924) | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Otto Dix » Richard Harris Art Collection | A curious curio collection
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Troubling images created after the war by German artist, Otto Dix

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Stolen Triumph: Russia Revisits Pivotal Role in World War I - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Stolen Triumph: Russia Revisits Pivotal Role in World War I - SPIEGEL ONLINE | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
At the beginning of World War I, Russia was a member of the Triple Entente, which went on to win the conflict. By then, however, the Russian czarist empire had vanished and the war was swept under the historical rug.
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