Friday, April 29, 2011

Preserving Human Rights Stories

Several projects are preserving the stories of witnesses to human rights violations. You can watch video interviews on these sites:
  • Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal (the team includes many UW participants)
  • Voices of Rwanda
  • Densho—Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
  • One Voice at a Time (USC Shoah Foundation Institute). Includes 52,000 interviews with Holocaust survivors; organizers are expanding the archive to include interviews from survivors of the Armenian, Cambodian, and Rwandan genocides.
The War Crimes Studies Center at Berkeley has a Virtual Tribunal Project that seeks to make tribunal archives available to a wide range of people as "a powerful educational legacy tool." It includes materials from Sierra Leone, East Timor, Indonesia, Cambodia, and World War II.

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