Using historical sources, such as documents, photos, letters or diary entries, the pupils work in small groups to investigate biographical aspects of the lives of war dead who are buried in Ysselsteyn. Who were these people; what were their choices and actions; what was their attitude towards the war; and how are they remembered? The research looks for answers to these questions and inspires one to ask new ones. After the presentation of their interpretations, the participants discuss what meaning the history of the Second World War still has today.