Schumann’s Eck is a busy crossing in the north of Luxembourg, where the roads from Ettelbruck to Bastogne and from Wiltz to the Upper Sûre Lake intersect. Many people take this road every day, but very few know that they are passing through the site of one of the most gruesome episodes of the Battle of the Bulge. Here, in the Winter of 1944/45, thousands of soldiers and civilians lost their lives.
During the 2019 summer semester, students on the Bachelor course in Contemporary History of Luxembourg, in collaboration with the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, produced an interactive web documentary on the Schumann’s Eck.
The project, coordinated by Sandra Camarda, Dominique Santana, Denis Scuto and Gerben Zaagsma (C²DH) with the help of audiovisual technician Laurent Thiry, designer Robert Beța and the staff of the University Media Centre, was an experiment in active learning and in the application of digital methodologies to the teaching of contemporary history.