Diversity of the Amersfoort Memory


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Location: Amersfoort

Number of interviews: 40

of which 24 accessible

at the Archief Eemland

In the past 50 years, a large number of migrants have come to Amersfoort to build a new life for themselves. Archives Eemland could not find any information about their history. In order to change this and to make future source research possible, Archives Eemland has set itself the goal of collecting source material about migrants. The oral history project ‘Diversity of the Amersfoort Memory’ laid the foundation for this.

The collection now consists of 40 interviews (24 of which are publicly accessible) with Amersfoort-based migrants. Information on the content and background of the project can be found at

From the exhibition ‘Amersfoort Works’ at Museum Flehite in 2005. Eight portraits of people in their working environment make the connection between past and present. The people portrayed tell about their work in the city and their personal love for the profession.

Ali en Arlan Alagöz van supermarkt Gözde Plaza. Op de website van Archief Eemland, onder ‘Oral History’, is een interview terug te vinden met de heer Ali Alagöz. © foto: Tjeerd Jansen