Catalan oral history archive to be biggest in Europe
The audiovisual databank will include more than 300,000 hours of interviews with witnesses of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship
The Catalan Media Corporation signed an agreement with the Democratic Memorial Institution to compile this audiovisual content.
Since its beginnings, Catalan public television and radio have made a strong commitment to creating an oral memory databank, which will now be made public.
The incorporation of this archive will make it the biggest databank ever of this type in Europe. At the signing of the agreement, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, said that this joint effort will allow for ”sharing historical memory with one click.”
“Historical memory is the only way to avoid repeating these events”
Raül Romeva · Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs