This new section includes links to other collections on the web similar to this project and to texts that one way or the other deals with memorials or war. You are warmly welcome to contribute to the database. Please visit this page first.
A list of memorials in Berlin, which is far from complete but nevertheless a start for those who plan to visit the German capital.
A Wiki for collection of information of war memorials: "The purpose of this wiki is to provide a space for people to collect details of war memorials in the United Kingdom and other countries".
A site which includes a comprehensive link library over foremost european memorials. Statement: The main purpose of this site is educational. Students of history can come here to research "sites of memory" and, hopefully, learn to "deconstruct" and better understand their origins and cultural purposes.
Statement: Welcome to the "War Memorials" page. The pages linked here honour those who sacrificed their lives serving their countries and humanity during war and in peace - especially in peacekeeping; innocent victims of war's cruelty and the victims of The Holocaust.. It is intended to be a place to honour the memories, the sacrifices, and the loss.
A blog for Sara Stiber and Andreas Eriksson's exam project for Intarction Design at Malmö University that examined the future of web exhibitions by using my project as an example.
This comprehensive website documents commemorative sites, memorials and monuments for fallen Israelis in Israel and elsewhere in the world.
A collection of links to various Russian military websites and databases that may be of special interest for those who want to search missing or killed soldiers from world war II. Some are filtered trough Google's translation service. soldat.ru : comprehensive site focused on WWII afgan.ru: website for veterans of the Afghan War Russian Army homepage Google search for lost soldiers
"´Landscapes of memory´ is a study of Holocaust memorials in the UK and in the vicinity of Berlin, these countries represent a cross section of experiences including victims, perpetrators and liberators. This website has been developed as part of a post doctoral research project at the University of Leeds funded by Leeds Humanity Research Institute and explores various aspects of Holocaust memorialisation in Berlin and the UK which will act as an educational tool and as a guide to the sites for visitors."
TEXTS AND ARTICLES
by Jane Leonard (1997) | Excerpts from a report by the author Jane Leonard, published by the Community Relations Council. The report is a survey of existing and planned war memorials in Northern Ireland and has been a very helpful resource for this project.
by Anders Høg Hansen | Article about Peter Eisenman's Holocaust Memorial in Berlin published in the Swedish online magazine Glocal Times.
by The Guardian | The list of deaths recorded by the US military in Iraq, which was a part of the leaked documents published by Wikileaks and released on Ocober 22, 2010, is not really qualified to be entered into the Virtual War Memorial Collection since it deals with incidents, and not with humans. It is however a document that is very interesting in the context of this project and it has thus has been filed in the resources section. The link is a Google Fusion Table document that you need a Google account to be able to view. This is the Guardian´s analyze of the content of the logs: The logs record a total of 109,032 violent deaths between 2004 and 2009. It is claimed that 66,081 of these were civilians. A further 23,984 deaths are classed as "enemy" and 15,196 as members of the Iraqi security forces. The logs also include the deaths of 3,771 US and allied soldiers. No fewer than 31,780 of the total deaths are attributed to the improvised landmines laid around Iraq by insurgents. There were 65,439 successful "improvised explosive device" (IED) blasts in the period, according to the logs, with another 44,620 IEDs found in time and disarmed. The other major recorded cause of death is the civil war that broke out during the US military occupation. There are 34,814 victims of sectarian killings recorded as murders in the logs. The worst single month was December 2006 when 2,566 Iraqis were found dead. More information about the logs and further analysis can be found at www.iraqwarlogs.com
by | PDF The Global Burden of Armed Violence report is the first comprehensive assessment of the scope of human tragedy resulting from violence around the world. More than 740,000 people die each year as a result of conflict-related and homicidal violence— a figure that should capture the attention of decision-makers and activists worldwide. The report brings into focus the wide-ranging costs of war and crime on development and provides a solid evidence base to shape effective policy, programming, and advocacy to prevent and reduce armed violence. Drawing from diverse sources and approaches, chapters focus on conflict-related, post-conflict, and criminal armed violence, and on the enormous economic costs of armed violence. The report also highlights some of the less visible forms of armed violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, and forced disappearances.
by | CORNELL UNIVERSITY PEACE STUDIES PROGRAM OCCASIONAL PAPER #29 3rd ed. 2003, 2005, 2006.