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Romanian Embassy: Central and Eastern European Mentalities and Experiences During the First World War

March 31st, 2014

News from Berlin - From March 26th to 28th, the Romanian Embassy in Berlin hosted the ‘First Months of the First World War in Central and Eastern Europe’ Scientific Conference. The conference focused on the first few months of the Great War and examined various European expectations, hopes and apprehensions that were connected with the war.

The event was organized by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, the Nordost-Institut/IKGN (Lüneburg), and the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (Oldenburg). Eighty experts, professors and researchers from several universities and research institutes in Poland, Germany, the United States, Austria, Romania, Hungary and Estonia participated in the conference.

The discussions were referred to from six different perspectives: historical assumptions, daily life under war conditions, the atmosphere in different regions, expectations and experiences of women during the war, case studies on Poland, Transylvania and Romania, and war literature and media. The manifestation also included a literary moment called “The Waiting Hall of Europe” which consisted of several fragments of different literary texts written during the First World War.

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