In the 1970s and ’80s, Ottawa took in about 4,000 Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian refugees escaping communist regimes after the fall of Saigon. Nationwide, Canada took in tens of thousands more. Now, some of their stories are being recorded on video for future generations. Read full story here.
“A World War II oral history project is now available to the world. The original recordings were digitized and posted online with the help of a $6,700 grant awarded by the Ohio History Fund to the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University.” Read fully story with link to project here.
“Autism is a relatively new (and increasingly common) disability, and we don’t yet fully understand it. The symptoms vary enormously from individual to individual. Severity can range from barely noticeable to totally debilitating. The condition often impairs the ability to read but can also result in “hyperlexia”, a syndrome which involves precocious reading at a very early age but also difficulties in reading comprehension.” Read full article here.
“In the second edition of Morning Ireland Extra’s podcast on Tuam Mother and Baby Home, we meet two survivors with vastly different perspectives on their time in Tuam.” Read the story and listen to the podcast here.
Interesting. “The term “oral history” itself can be traced to Joe Gould, the proudly indigent hero of a celebrated 1942 New Yorker profile and would-be author of a magnum opus he called An Oral History of Our Time.”
Read more here.
“Gosia Brown, one of the Head Teachers at St. Francis
Melton Catholic Primary School in Leicestershire, England, discusses the ways
that oral history has become a part of its curriculum, a subset of a larger
project about the school’s heritage and history within the community.”
Read the complete article from the “The Oral History Review” here and download the free resource.
“The details have dimmed with time, so it is impossible to know what altitude the Marauder crews were told to fly over Utah Beach on the northern coast of France. Cornelius Ryan of the London Daily Telegraph was sitting in the prefabricated metal hut where the officers of the 386th Bomb Group were briefed. “You may have to bomb as high as 12,000 feet or lower than 1,000 feet,” he quoted the group commander as saying. “The cloud height will determine this.” For full story click here.
“China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning.” For full story, including movie trailer, click here.
“Gosia Brown, one of the Head Teachers at St. Francis Melton Catholic Primary School in Leicestershire, England, discusses the ways that oral history has become a part of its curriculum, a subset of a larger project about the school’s heritage and history within the community.” For full story, including a link to a free resource page, click here.
“Mark Dapin’s latest book, Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History, is not directly inspired by Lembcke’s work but follows a similar path. As a journalist, Dapin dutifully reported the stories Australian veterans told him of spit, verbal abuse and red paint. Yet as the improbability of some of these stories increased, so too did his scepticism, prompting him to undertake a doctorate at UNSW Canberra. ” Read full review here.