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Interviewers wanted for residents of Benedenstad

For a history project after the summer, the Oral History Working Group of Numaga and the Regional Archives Nijmegen are looking for people with a heart for the history of Nijmegen. People who would like to know more about the history of the lower town and about the history of the people who live there. 


Oral History

For the project, we want to interview residents of the lower town. People who have lived there all their lives. We want to know how they have experienced the changes that have taken place since the Second World War. By interviewing residents, we also add their stories to the history, which until now has mainly been coloured by the perspective of the municipality and its officials. The interviews will be recorded in de Verhalenbank van het Regionaal Archief Nijmegen.


We offer an introductory evening interview/oral history in cooperation with Erfgoed Gelderland on 14 September at 19:30 in the Regionaal Archief Nijmegen (Mariënburg 27). The final interviews will take place in early October. Exact date to be determined in consultation with interviewer and interviewee.



Do you like this idea? Or do you have any questions? Please contact the chairman of Numaga’s Oral History Working Group, Paul van der Flier at or 06-27581492. Also if you would like to be interviewed: please contact us!


Photo credit: three residents of the Ottengas in front of the door (1930-1935), photo collection Regionaal Archief Nijmegen, Public Domain. Background: a cut-out of the ”S.O.S. plan”.