Tuesday, 21 April 2015

ORAL HISTORY

Conductors Orfalvy Aladarne, 

Éva Friesz, and others


I was messaged a few days ago by conductor Erika Kolumbán who is currently working on FortSchritt Starnberg's pilot project on conductive-assisted living for young people. She wrote to ask me whether I had heard of the EU Galileo Project 'In Memo' to which she has contributed  

IN MEMORIAM OF THE INVISIBLE VICTIMS
Commemorating the physically and mentally disabled
mistreated by the totalitarian regimes 
Grant awarded: 97.000 

While Jewish people were the primary victims of Nazism, other groups were victimized as well, some for what they did, some for what they refused to do, and some for what they were …

...The project aims at collecting and preserving the memory of the violating of human rights of these 'invisible individuals' initiated by Nazism and Stalinism in Europe. During the project young adults (16-25 years) from Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, including disabled and healthy participants, will meet elderly witnesses of these totalitarian regimes. They will make a research and conduct interviews in their own countries with witnesses, and then will all gather at several occasions to share and discuss their experiences...


Videos produced for this project by Vera Wera (Werovszky) are now on line, on YouTube. Erika and colleagues are working on the site website to upload documents.

Fascinating videos

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The videos are in Hungarian but are fully subtitled in English (usual gripe: always leave the last word on English subtitles to a native English-speaker). 

The archive films provided by the András Pető College's are simply brilliant.

Thank you Erica Kolumbán (who is to be seen introducing Éva Friesz).

Further comment must await publication of the associated documents.

All five videos


2 comments:

  1. Off topic but is it possible we could learn a little more about "FortSchritt Starnberg's pilot project on conductive-assisted living for young people"?

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