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How t was

HOU-T-WAS

 

Number of interviews: 31

In Hou t was Groningers – the title says it all – tell about their lives in the past. This resulted in interesting, recognisable and sometimes moving stories, which were broadcast by RTV Noord. These television reports generally lasted about seven minutes and were supported by suitable visual material from the collection of GAVA and the Groninger Archives, which can be viewed via filmbankgroningen.

The complete and unedited interviews with these Groningers last on average over an hour.  The stories are also extensively summarised and presented in fragments, in Dutch. The interviews are usually in the Groningen language. This is the language in which the interviewees can best express themselves and feel comfortable with. The setting in which the interviewees tell their stories is also designed for this: their own living rooms, sitting in easy chairs. These unedited interviews can be viewed here by searching for the name of the interviewee.

The stories in Hou t was are eyewitness reports and do not necessarily reflect historical reality. They are people’s personal memories, but that does not make them any less valuable. Their lives have conformed to them.

Story bank Nijmegen 2010-2019

Story Bank:
verhalenbank

 

House of the history of Nijmegen:

HUIS VAN DE NIJMEEGSE GESCHIEDENIS.NL

 

Number of interviews: 46

The Story Bank is a platform for people and organisations involved in oral history in and about Nijmegen. The aim is to collect and preserve stories about the city’s past to make historical research possible now and in the future.

 

46 transcriptions of interviews with inhabitants of Nijmegen about various events and periods of time that have been collected through the story bank are stored in the Regional Archives of Nijmegen, under number 1601.

Breda tells

Breda vertelt:
stadsarchief.breda.nl

 

Aantal interviews: 116

On the initiative of the City Archives of Breda, Breda residents talk about living, working and life in Breda then and now. Guest interviewers record these spoken stories on film.

We regularly add new interviews to the Oral History Project. These interviews can be seen at Breda Vertelt.

116 Interviews op YouTube:
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Historian Kees Wouters interviewed eyewitnesses of important events in Breda’s recent history. The films he has recorded since 2009 (about the years before, during and immediately after the Second World War) contain many personal experiences that further colour the image of historical reality.

 

The collection of Kees Wouters comprises 116 videos of between 4 and 10 minutes.
All videos from Breda’s Oral History project can be viewed via Youtube.