Contemporary history of Luxembourg

Through the lens : World War II in living memory

The virtual exhibition “Through the lens” narrates World War II in Luxembourg and the Greater Region through oral history interviews. It has been curated by the students of the Master in Contemporary European History in the context of a research seminar on oral history and under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Fickers and German filmmaker Loretta Walz.

 

World War II in living memory
Photo: © Pierre Kiesch

 

There is no such thing as the Luxembourgish experience of World War II. On the contrary, every single witness has their own story and this project aims to illustrate the richness of these records.
On the basis of 102 life-story interviews with contemporary witnesses to World War II in Luxembourg and the Greater Region which were conducted by Loretta Walz on behalf of the University of Luxembourg, the project presents four 10-minute long audio-visual narratives adopting four different approaches.