New oral history collection now open for research: 'Final Account – Third Reich Testimonies'
This archive contains life story interviews with men and women in several countries, including Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Paraguay, Argentina, Romania, Spain, and Ukraine, about their memories of, involvement in, and reflections on the so-called ‘Third Reich’, the Holocaust, and the Second World War. It comprises of 295 filmed interviews, around 500 hours, with 274 elderly men and women born between 1905 and 1934, mainly Germans and Austrians, who occupied a range of positions on a wide spectrum of complicity. The collection was created by Luke Holland (1948-2020) between 2008 and 2017. More information is available here.
Researchers can access the collection in readings rooms at the Wiener Holocaust Library in London (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org); at several locations in France, including Paris, at the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (contact: email@example.com); and UCL staff and students can apply to access the collection in London (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org).
This archival project was initiated and directed by Luke Holland (ZEF Productions Ltd,) in association with University College London (UCL), the Wiener Holocaust Library, the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (France) and Founding Partners, Pears Foundation.
Dr Stefanie Rauch