These are the interviews I recorded and collected from some of the persons who accepted to be involved in the project, giving me their personal contribution answering to these questions below. The questions have been taken off from a survey that I wrote for the project before going to Oświęcim, and that, once arrived there, I distributed through the civic public library of the town to all the people who wanted to fill in it.
- Which are, for you personally, the elements (places, symbols, traditions, sport, culture, etc.) that define today the cultural identity of your town? And so, what comes to your mind when you think of Oświęcim? Make a list of all the things that come to your mind and that, for you, represent your city.
- What does it mean for you being a citizen of Oświęcim today?
- How much, and in which way, you think that ex concentration camps of Auschwitz – Birkenau, now national museum and Unesco world heritage, influence the identity of your town?
- Which kind of relation do you personally have with the physical presence of the ex concentration camp in your town?
- Do you have relatives, or you know personally, someone who were directly involved at that time, with the reality of the concentration camps? Someone of the polish Resistance, or ex-prisoners, or simple citizens who lived here during the period of the nazi occupation? Would you like to tell me about it? (asked only to older ones)