“From a true story”: documentary on the digitisation of documents on Aldo Moro

“Right now Italy can finally understand the meaning of the things that happened in the second half of the Twentieth century. […] Only now we are able to study and analyze it as historical research has to do, based on sources, documents, testimonies of the facts that happened.”

This is the beginning of the trailer of “Tratti da una storia vera”, “From a true story”, a documentary on the digitisation work that the National State Archives in Rome are conducting on the judiciary documents of one of the darkest periods in Italian history: the kidnapping and killing of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978. The documentary shows the importance of digitisation for historical research, and reflects on the role of archives in overcoming collecting and individual traumas. On Archives Portal Europe there are documents on Aldo Moro held in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Hungary, and more; a preliminary research is available at this link: http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/search/-/s/d/1327.

Pictured: Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro (c.1963-1968). Available at Wikimedia Commons.

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