The documents were directed towards Muslim prisoners of war from Russia. They were published in Tatar language and date from 1915. Continue reading
“Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The war memories of the German private Georg Steinbach” is now available Open Access on MENAdoc. The book was published by the Orient-Institut Istanbul and sponsored by the Max Weber Stiftung.
It is written from the unusual perspective of a young man of a foreign army, who documents his perceptions of the everyday life in the alien metropolis.
Ruben Gallé edited the diaries and letters of his great-grandfather. It is a unique personal testimony about Istanbul in the last year of the war.