Credits

This exhibition is based on the private collection of Rolf Kranz from Germany. In 36 online contributions made to the Europeana 1914-1918 website Mr Kranz portrayed the lifes of his great-grandfather Max Kranz and his family and friends from the little village of Hatzenport during World War One. 

Texts: Rolf Kranz

Compilation and translation: Ad Pollé

All story texts and images are CC BY-SA. 

This exhibition was published on December 13, 2016.

If you would like to commemorate someone from your family or tell the story of your hometown during World War One, feel free to share your findings along with related objects on our website: www.europeana1914-1918.eu

Book of remembrance (cover), Gemeinde Hatzenport, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Page dedicated to Karl Stuntz, Gemeinde Hatzenport, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Recently mobilised Landsturm men from Hatzenport, 1914 , photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Enlisting office in the Hatzenport school. In the window: headmaster Gerlach, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Celebrating Christmas (1917), photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Max Kranz during the First World War, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Max Kranz (2nd from the left) as platoon leader with his men next to a field gun, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Artillerymen in front of the blockhouse at the observatory (Max Kranz 2.f.l.), photographer unknown , Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Max Kranz (standing, 4th from the right) with his fellow officers , photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
24cm Railway Gun, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Horses of the Bataillon in the river der Orne near Bouzonville, Juni 1915, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
View on the village Puxe with the belltower of chapel of Chateau Puxe, 1915, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeneana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Ruins in the village of Olley, May 1915, photographer unknown, Rolf / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Fort Douaumont from the air, February 1915, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Accomodation for Max Kranz and his fellow officers, Galicia, Winter 1916/1917 , photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Military band, Lorraine 1915 , photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Drinking some wine while listening to grammophone music, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
A soldier smoking a cigar and reading a newspaper while seated on a latrine , photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz  / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Staged photo of some officers putting out a fire in the barracks, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Franz Dischinger behind a telescope observing the enemy, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Franz Dischinger, reading in front of his cabin "Bayernruh", Summer 1915, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Euroepana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Josef Lauxen dressed as a chaplain amidst recovering soldiers, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Richard Lauxen as artillery observer , photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Emma Kranz and colleagues, peeling potatoes in front of a hospital in Cologne, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Karl Endris in Uniform 1914, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Graves of fallen soldiers near Verdenal, France, Spring 1916, unknown photographer , Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA
Max Kranz as an artillery instructor in Cologne in 1918, photographer unknown, Rolf Kranz / Europeana 1914-1918, CC BY-SA