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Expert by Experience

After hearing a former political prisoner and a holocaust survivor tell their stories, Tom Shakespeare concludes that personal experience is the most powerful form of expertise.

After hearing a former political prisoner in South Africa and a holocaust survivor tell their stories, Tom Shakespeare concludes that personal experience is the most powerful form of expertise.

"Hearing their testimonies affected me more deeply than any lecture, book or film. They were unforgettable authentic encounters."

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Sun 31 Jan 2016 08:48

A Point of View: Why survivors' stories matter

A Point of View: Why survivors' stories matter

Having just marked Holocaust Memorial Day, Tom Shakespeare says that first-hand accounts are far more powerful than history books and science studies.

Read Tom Shakespeare's article on the BBC News website

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