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UC Davis History student, Arthur Koehl, creates web project for their 2016-2017 Honor's Thesis

UC Davis History student, Arthur Koehl, created a web project for their 2016-2017 Honor’s Thesis. The project is an initiative to tell the misunderstood story of the Malgre-Nous to an English audience.
UC Davis History student, Arthur Koehl, creates web project for their 2016-2017 Honor's Thesis

WWII Eastern Front Map

UC Davis History student, Arthur Koehl, created a web project for their 2016-2017 Honor’s Thesis. With the support of the History department, we are happy to share Arthur’s achievements.

The project is an initiative to tell the misunderstood story of the Malgre-Nous to an English audience. Between 1942 to 1945, approximately 130,000 young men from Moselle and Alsace were conscripted into the German Army. They are called the "Malgre-Nous" (despite-us in English) in reference to the fact that they were fighting against their will for a country that was not their own. This web project takes a different approach to presenting the story of the Malgre-Nous. It seeks to lay the foundations for a more complete view of their experience by using data, maps, and visualizations to generate a more comprehensive picture of their presence on the multiple fronts in Europe during the Second World War.

The URL for Arthur’s project is: http://malgrenous.net