Flood disaster 1953

Stichting Film en Wetenschap
Time period: 1953


Collection former Stichting Film en Wetenschap


Interviewers: student groups
Number of interviews: 180

Sound carrier: 297 cassette tapes
Type of interview(s): scientific
Production date: 1990-92

Accessibility: for research purposes
Transcription: A brief summary is available of 100 interviews

The interviews relating to the 1953 flood were conducted as part of an oral history project by several groups of students from the Documentation Centre for Contemporary History (DNG) of the University of Amsterdam in 1990-92. Many of the interviewees were direct victims of the disaster, others were related to it as relief workers, administrators etcetera. 
The entire project was led by Dr Selma Leydesdorff. She used the interviews in her book Het water en de herinnering. De Zeeuwse watersnoodramp 1953-1993 (met een fotoreportage van Ed van Wijk), Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1993.