Squatters’ Movement Groningen

Collection former Stichting Film en Wetenschap


Interviewers: Inge Brinkman, Karen Faber, Wendy Schutte, Siebrand Vos

Number of interviews: 12

Sound carrier: 18 cassette tapes

Type of interview(s): scientific

Production date: 1987

Accessibility: for research purposes
Transcription: 4 interviews complete, rest summaries

As part of the optional course Interview II for history students at the University of Groningen (RUG), interviewers held discussions with people who were active in the Groningen squatters’ movement between 1977 and 1987. Emphasis is placed on the personal experiences of the individual squatters, the attitude of the squatters’ movement towards (official) authorities and organisations, and the relationships within the squatters’ movement itself.
Some individuals preferred not to appear before the microphone under their own or their full names.
The research resulted in an extensive report entitled: Kraken in Groningen 1977-1987. This report includes transcripts and summaries, a historical overview of the Groningen squatters’ movement and a short bibliography.


Brochure van het Bewonerskollektief Oude Erkazet, Groningen mei 1982.