On May 9th 2012, the European Commission and Europeana had invited Ministers from the Education, Youth and Culture (EYC) Council, senior leaders of European memory organisations and leading figures in the creative industries to raise awareness of Europeana among citizens and to demonstrate that online cultural heritage is a driver for growth.
Each person had the possibility to choose one object from Europeana as national masterpiece.
The Culture Minister of Denmark, Uffe Elbæk presented the photography “Three Russian prisoners of war 1914-1918 in Danish care, thanks to Red Cross” from the Royal Library of Denmark. This object had been provided to Europeana via the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 project!
Please find the essay Uffe Elbæk wrote on the relevance of the photography for Danish history here.
You can also visit the complete list of all other chosen masterpieces.