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Ex-political Prisoners Reference Group (Oral interviews) project in Robben Island, South Africa

From the beginning, Robben Island started a unique successful project known as “Ex-political Prisoners Reference Group” that aimed at tapping information from Ex -Political prisoners in order to develop the museum using their knowledge and experiences on the Island. This project involved interviewing Ex-political Prisoners talking about their stories.







Photo 4: A group of the 1960s telling their stories in front of the Blue-Stone Quarry where they used to work during imprisonment (left) and A group of Ex-political prisoners telling their stories while they were on the Island (Right). Source: Robben Island