This project aims at collecting testimonies of all those who suffered from established totalitarian regime. Recordered testimonies are added to the archive, which is an object of scientific research.
The project was launched in 2009, and since then interviews with over a hundred witnesses (who were born starting from 1909) were recorded, total duration of which is over 200 hours; a few hundred photos, documents, artifacts were collected.
After collecting and examining information (deciphering interviews, digitizing video, scanning photos and documents from private archives, making additional copies) materials are added to multimedia archive.
The project “Living history” is not the first of its kind in Ukraine. But interviews were recorded to Dictaphone or were written on the paper. A high technological level of the project enables recording interviews on the videotape that can be used later on to organize interactive exhibitions in the Museum. Some materials, collected within this project, were used to film a documentary “Golden September. Chronicles of Galicia 1939-1941” (Lviv, 2010).