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Abro Memoria FAQs

Who is participating in this project?

Abro Memoria is a project that is being carried out thanks to the Keren Hayesod Chile and Claims Conference competition funds It is also sponsored by the Jewish Community of Chile, and with the collaboration of Hogar Beit Israel and the CISROCO residence.

What type of material are we looking for?

We are looking for audiovisual material (VHS format, Betamax, Super8, among others), audios (casettes, CD’s, among others), all types of documents (passports, certificates, letters, among others), photographs and objects.

How will these records be accessed?

This process will be carried out by team members from Memoria Viva. They will manage the contact via phone and visits with the people and/or relatives who can provide records and documents that belong(ed) to survivors of the Shoah (either as loans or donations). If they are provided as a loan, the material will be digitized and returned to the individuals and families who provided them as soon as possible and with the highest care standards. In the case the records are delivered as a donation, they will be digitized and the Jewish Archive of Chile will be in charge of their conservation and cataloguing, and they will belong to the history records of our community.

Who will be in charge of the digitization of the registries?

In the case of documents and photographs, the digitization will be done by specialists in conservation from the Jewish Archive of Chile. In the case of audio and video records, these will be digitized by specialists validated by Fundacion Memoria Viva and the Jewish Archive of Chile, according to a strict digitalization protocol.

What will happen to the records after they are scanned?

If they are provided as a loan, they will be returned to the individuals and families who provided them. This process, from the withdrawal to the return, will be formalized through custody records, where the terms from the withdrawal and return will also be established.

In the case the records are delivered as a donation, they will be given to the Jewish Archive of Chile for their conservation and cataloguing, formalizing this action through a Donation Act signed by both parties.

The digital files generated within the framework of the project will be part of an Abro Memoria online archive that will be published on the Internet, on Fundación Memoria Viva’s website.