Life and Leisure : The history of ordinary people

“I was a soldier in the German army” - How does WW2 affected on life an ordinary teenage boy?

Marjeta Šifrer

Norway, Elverum, 1943/44 (private collection: Igor Slavec)

This module is about the ordinary life of a young man, aged 18, who was born in Yugoslavia and who had to go into the German Army in WW2. It’s about his life, the decisions that others made for him, and the moral dilemmas that these led to for him. Students research his life story, trace his journey using maps and research the events that impacted on him from an online timeline.