Προφορική Ιστορία “Μνήμες πολέμου, κατοχής, τρομοκρατίας, εμφυλίου”
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Please note: this article is in Greek. Oral History: “Memories of war, Italian & German occupation, terrorism, civil war”: In this work we attempt to analyse the significance of oral history as well as the reasons why it has developed and been publicised in recent times. In Greece, the development of oral history is due to political and age-related influences that make its development interesting and revealing. Oral history is important as it unfolds and reveals the “significant” but also the “insignificant” aspects in peoples’ lives and the silences of written history. At the same time we attempt to group the people that responded to our call and recorded their experience during the decade 1940. The above analysis will help the contemporary researcher to conceive that the past does not appear unchanged in the present. The oral testimonies describe a specific choice of visits to the past through the experience of historical subjects, the meaning those subjects give to their experience and the way that they comprehend their existence.