Latvijas mutvardu vestures petnieku asociacija "Dzivesstasts"
   Social Organization NGO "Lifestory",
   Association of Oral History researchers of Latvia

   Board president: Mara Zirnite
   adress: 509. University of Latvia FSI
   Akademijas lauk. 1
   Riga LV 1940
   Tel. 371 7 227920
   Fax: 371 7 210806

   Each individual has a lifestory, but not each individual has the opportunity to share it. The lifestory is society's most democratic means of understanding. It is limited by neither class, nor race, it includes the poor and the rich, the civil service worker and the drifter, the young and the old. He/she who tells his/her story, opens his/her soul to the other, and the world is a better place for it.
   "Each individual must participate in the writing of Latvia's history, and everyone together as a nation," states writer Erik Hanbergs. Latvia's association of oral history researchers "Lifestory" participates in this mission. The association has no membership fee, rather, each person may contribute by working on this project.

   The first honorary member of "Lifestory" is Melanija Vanaga. She is the author of seven books, which are a testimony of life, the history of her family. And their experience in the Gulag, as a part of the history of the nation. Interested persons, groups, and organizations, who work in oral history and would like to participate should contact: Mara Zirnite at the adress given above.