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5 tips for making history

5 tips for making history

Oral history for beginners. Truska Bast | July/August Issue 2012 1.  Determine your central question. What is it you want to find out? Your interests will probably shift during the project, but make sure you have a focus. Delineate your territory to keep from getting bogged down. Also, ask Read More...

“No one misses what isn’t

“No one misses what isn’t said”

Oral history shows how history connects—and heals—us. Truska Bast | July/August Issue 2012 Almost 50 years had passed before Betty Bausch-Polak, who is Jewish, spoke of her experiences during World War II. The first time was in the early 1990s, during a radio interview. “It was a difficult Read More...