Jun 01, 2015
For international alumni Freie Universität Berlin is holding a summer school as an introduction to the interdisciplinary scholarly work with the oral history archives dealing with National Socialism. The main focus is on the end of the war in 1945.
Seventy years after the end of World War II, fewer and fewer eyewitnesses are able to share their personal memories directly. Thus oral history interviews are gaining in significance and have become a key component of the public history of the Holocaust.
In recent decades, the lives and memories of survivors and eyewitnesses of National Socialism have been documented, indexed, and made available for research and teaching through various projects, some of them on a very large scale. Freie Universität Berlin provides access to three such oral history collections: the Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation, the Forced Labor 1939-1945 archive, and the Refugee Voices archive.
Further Information: http://www.vha.fu-berlin.de/fu/summer_schools/summer_school_2015/index.html