November 11, the great holiday began the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and I, as part of my project, put my hand to this.
My friend in Moscow has a personal blog on YouTube and he is engaged in historical videos. His blog covers a variety of topics, including history. He decided to make a video about the people who fought, and their relatives who were involved in this great feat. The video used people's memories of photographs and postcards of those who took part in the hostilities and sent news from the front. And also helped in the rear, during the First World War. People were not only Russian but also residents of France and Germany and Poland.
I got the role, find specialists and people who can help me in the small town of Rhine. At first, we wanted to apply to the state museum, but unfortunately we were refused there. And we went to the city archive. In the city archive, we found Professor Arthur Stein, who heads this archive. We asked if they could help us, to which he graciously agreed. After that, he said that he has a woman friend who has preserved postcards from his great-grandfather since the First World War. And he can find out if she will help us and take part in our video interview.
The next day we came to shoot our video and this woman happily agreed to help us. Her name is Sasuke Gottfried, she is a housewife from the city District, she has 5 children and she is engaged in their education. She brought us unique postcards; on these cards were group photos of soldiers from that time. Rheine was not involved in the battle areas during the First World War, but it was a recruiting station where people came from nearby villages and went to the front. Sasuke told us that her grandfather was in modern Kaliningrad, this is the territory of Russia, at that time it was Königsberg, Germany. The second photo was from Poland from Krakow when it belonged to the Russian Empire and the third photo was Minsk, Belarus.
It was a very interesting interview that you can see the package that will be below.
We also visited with a professor a place called Thieberg.
Thieberg. - It is about 8 km long and up to 2 km wide, a rounded ridge that extends from the left part of Ems in the city of Rheine to the north-west of Neuenkirchen. The limestone ridge dominates the surroundings at a depth of 40 meters and has been used as an agricultural industry for centuries .Thieberg is a monument to soldiers killed during the First World War from the city of Rheine and this monument is very similar to Stonehenge. And if you do not know that this is a monument from the time of the First World War, you might think that this is really some very, very ancient artifact. But the monument was founded in 1928, because after the first world war, and the German people did not want anything to do with Germany from the time of the first world war. But after all, they decided to erect a monument that will be dedicated specifically to the people who perished during the First World War, and not to the government. Also, from this point, an excellent overview and this is a woman to us, the owner of the photo cards and cards gave the name and the name of her great-grandfather. And what is most interesting, we were able to find this name and last name on the stone because inside the monument. There are many names of heroes, and the name of this grandfather was there.
The professor said that every year in mid-November there is a memorable day about the people who died during the First World War is an indefinite date, each time is a different day, but still trying to do it on the weekend, so that everyone is comfortable.
Rheine is a very old city which is more than 1000 years old and has survived more than one war. It belonged to different states and countries which have long been gone and now it belongs to Germany and this wonderful wonderful city in which I pass my internship from moderator in ESC .
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