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In 1917, 3,000 German deserters in Holland were officially registered. But this number should be multipled, as many Germans stayed in Holland illegally. The deserters themselves estimated their... [Item of the Day]
In early June 1844, hundreds of cottage workers, armed with clubs and fence posts, stormed the homes and business of their manufacturers in Silesia (Central Europe). Cotton weavers were protesting... [Item of the Day]
Many of the '28.1 million workers and employees' in Hitler Germany recorded as of 1 June 1943 were civilian foreign labourers and concentration camp prisoners. A minority of all prisoners in Nazi... [Item of the Day]
Friedrich Schweppe (born 1839, died 27 October 1927),  a German migrant worker, was a highly estimated fireman-gang leader in the brickyard of mr Tichelaar in the Dutch village Loppersum, province of... [Item of the Day]
Despite the call from the powerful German anti-nuclear movement to protest against the construction of the nuclear power plant Neckarwestheim II on the September 12, 1983, this  last newly built... [Item of the Day]
In March 1819 the popular German writer August von Kotzebue was executed in Mannheim as a “traitor to the fatherland” by a student of theology, Carl Ludwig Sand (1795-1820). Kotzebue had sharply... [Item of the Day]
Rudolf Rocker, born in 1873 in Mainz of Catholic parents, became an anarchist and settled in London at the end of the nineteenth century. During the First World War, Rocker, though by no means a... [Item of the Day]
Lachendes Leben (Laughing Life) is the monthly of German naturists in 1925. Not a single dressed person is to be found in the magazine, not even in winter. In the December 1926 issue there is a... [Item of the Day]
In the 1920s a large group of Ukrainians lived in Berlin. From 1929 onwards the Ukrainska Gazeta, or Ukrainische Zeitung appeared in Berlin. The subscription list indicates that the newspaper sold as... [Item of the Day]
The London photographer John Mayall made this portrait of Karl Marx in 1875. Since then, hundreds of thousands of copies have circulated throughout the world. Fifteen photographs of Marx exist. On... [Item of the Day]

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