Through the White Gloom: interviews on political cases in 1960s and 1970s
Publication Date / 2020-07-09 Author / Hua-yuan Hsueh (ed.) Category / Oral History
Through the White Gloom: interviews on political cases in 1960s and 1970s
Publisher / Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica; National Human Rights Museum
Edition / First edition
ISBN / 978-986-5432-43-0
Price/ NTD 300
Pages / 249

This book was originally derived from the projects of “Oral History Interviews of Association of Redressing White Terror Cases in the 1950s” and “Oral History Interviews of Victims of Political Cases before and after the Lift of Martial Law,” carried out in 2014 and 2016 by Institute of Taiwan History, National Chengchi University, under the commission of the Preparatory Office of National Human Rights Museum. In 2020, the Museum commissioned Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica for another project called “Editing and Publication of Oral History Materials Collected at National Human Rights Museum,” in which 7 interview records selected from the outcome of the aforementioned 2016 and 2014 projects, with 150 thousand Chinese characters in total, were selected and edited into this book.
Centering on the “White Terror,” this book contains interviews with victims of political cases and their families. The interviewees were mainly those seldom interviewed before or should be interviewed again, and they were separated based on the dates of the cases they involved. This book focuses on the victimized families’ life experience and thoughts in the 1960s and 1970s. The significance of publishing this book is to rescue oral history materials while running against time and confront the voice of the victims and their families. By presenting this book to our fellow Taiwanese, we hope to help clarify the related cases during the White Terror Era and promote transformative justice, as well as help readers understand the White Terror and its influence.