Elisabeth Pozzi-Thanner

oralhistorianpro@gmail.com

Independent Oral Historian, Oral History Productions USA Europe

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  • International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review

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  • Originally trained as a journalist and a social worker for international projects in Austria, Germany and Italy, Elisabeth likes to listen to personal stories of migration, ethnicity and identity, explores post-war and post-genocide memories from around the world and aims for the empowerment of individuals whose voices tend to be left out of mainstream narratives.

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  • Elisabeth is an independent oral historian, based in New York City. She conducts life story interviews; designs and manages oral history projects; researches and creates personal histories (on audio, video and in print) and offers her services to universities, museums, foundations, social and cultural institutions as well as private individuals, families and businesses.
  • Among others, she has worked for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, the September 11 Narrative and Memory Project at Columbia University, the Mauthausen Memorial Project at the University of Vienna, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, the Henri Nouwen Oral History Project, Toronto and the Crossing Borders – Bridging Generations project at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

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