Plight of the Ordinary Citizen

The First World War radically changed the lives of millions of people across Europe, displacing them from their homes, challenging gender norms, breaking up families, and leaving many on the brink of starvation. Our projects focus on the extraordinary circumstances that many ordinary people experienced during the war  in eastern Europe. The topics include refugees, women, children, and the impact of hunger. Using both primary and secondary sources, we have created narrative bibliographies depicting the struggle these people faced.