Bernhard Struck

Ways to Track Down the a Transnational Movement: Esperanto, Warsaw, and Polish Doctors

A blog by Marcel Koschek  Capturing networks and movements may be particularly difficult when they stretch across different countries and the sources seem unproductive at first glance. However, this piece will attempt to make precisely such a transnational movement accessible and also visualisable. The movement in mind here is the Esperanto movement. Esperanto – a …

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In memoriam Julius Glück: From Duschnik to Berlin, Paris, Amtsfort, Auschwitz

Julius Glück was a child of the Habsburg Empire. He was born in 1877 in Duschnik (today’s Czech Republic) some 35 km north of Prague. Born in 1877 Glück was also a child of the “second generation” of Esperanto-speakers. And an ardent one. Tragically, as so many of this generation of Esperanto-speakers, he was persecuted, …

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Bonvenon al Aberdeen

Bonvenon al Aberdeen! Welcome to Aberdeen! This photo was taken in May 1919 on an Esperanto outing at Craibston near Aberdeen in Scotland. I look at this photo with excitement and some late modern historian envy. Envy? Because there is so much, if not too much material to work with. This is true not only …

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