Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

December 2009

Creation Date

2009-12-15

Publisher Information

Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center

Keywords

Asaba (Nigeria), Civil War, 1967-1970, Crimes against humanity, Massacres, Obi, Felix P. C., Ogosi, Frank Obi, Onukwu, Emmanuel E. K., Onyia, Henry Ndozi

Abstract

Oral history interview with four members of the Falcon Club, Asaba, Nigeria: Henry Ndozi Onyia, Felix P. C. Obi, Frank Obi Ogosi, and Emmanuel E. K. Onukwu. All four men are survivors of the Asaba Massacre, a mass killing of civilians which occurred in 1967 during the Nigerian Civil War. In this interview, each man briefly describes his family situation before the war, explains how he avoided the soldiers, and discusses the massacre's effect on his family. There is also some commentary on the war and the reasons for the massacre. They are all in agreement that a monument for the dead should be erected, which would help educate younger people about the war.

Physical Information

1 sound file (93 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (45 p.)