“When a person dies, a museum burns down to the ground.” It is a quote that has been attributed to Joseph Conrad, among others. Whoever came up with it is absolutely right: nothing as compelling – and sometimes haunting – as a first-hand report. In a conversation with a witness of time, history comes to life – whether it is an Ethiopian refugee as an  expert by experience on a current conflict, or an eyewitness of a dramatic event in a more distant past such as the Second World War. An  captivating experience is guaranteed.