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Asaba (Nigeria), Civil War, 1967-1970, Crimes against humanity, Massacres, Obi, Felix P. C., Ogosi, Frank Obi, Onukwu, Emmanuel E. K., Onyia, Henry Ndozi
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.
1 sound file (93 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (45 p.)
Scholar Commons Citation
Onyia, Henry Ndozi (Interviewee); Ottanelli, Fraser M. (Interviewer); and Bird, S. Elizabeth (Interviewer), "Henry Ndozi Onyia, Felix P. C. Obi, Frank Obi Ogosi, and Emmanuel E. K. Onukwu oral history interview by Fraser Ottanelli, December 15, 2009" (2009). Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center Oral Histories. Paper 24.