Website of the Week: The SCW Memory Project

April 11, 2010

A fascinating initiative from the University of California at San Diego, together with a group of Spanish organizations, to create an online audiovisual archive of victims’ testimonies:

[I]t aspires to constitute itself both as an archive of the repression and as an archive of the multiple political cultures (communism, anarchism, socialism, republicanism, etc.) that opposed the fascist politics of Francoism. […] The oral stories of these victims are an alternative mode of historical knowledge. As such, the testimonies of these men and women present a different version of the past, one that is extremely important, because […] the majority of the written records of the dictatorship were physically destroyed during the transition to democracy.

More here.