Digital legacy

Europeana 1914–1918 is an online database that offers access to memories of the First World War.

Wellcome Images/Europeana - History

ONLINE HISTORY PROJECT. It is a huge 
virtual archive and it is constantly growing: Europeana 1914–1918 is an online platform that provides access to mem­ories of the First World War. The ma­terials it contains – letters, photos, films, 
diaries, flyers, postcards and official documents – come from state libraries, film collections and private homes in 
20 countries. Families have portrayed their own personal histories and can continue to do so. The project hits a nerve, said Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters when the system first went live. “It brings light to this period 
of darkness and destruction by providing access to hundreds of thousands of documents and objects from all over 
Europe – from private photographs to documentary film recordings.”

www.europeana1914-1918.eu