19 May 2014
On 22 May 2014 the National Historical Archives of Belarus hosts a presentation of the book of documents Belarus in the First World War 1914-1918.
The book consists of four sections including over 200 documents illustrating various aspects of the life of the Belarusian people during the First World War: war situation in Belarus, assistance to the civilian population and persons who suffered in the result of military operations, the situation in the areas occupied by the enemy, the life of German and Austria-Hungarian POWs in Belarus, etc. Special attention is given to the topics of espionage and pro-German attitudes, the evacuation of people and material resources, aviation raids and anti-aircraft defense, assistance to the refugees, the sick and the wounded, the policy of the Occupation authorities, and more.
The documents published in the book have been identified at the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk and the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno.