Can oral memory constitute classical historical archives? Is it possible to change the practices of historical research by gathering witness accounts? To answer these questions, we need to study the Anglo-American origins of oral history, French experiences of it beginning in the 1970s, and the emergence of scientific reports in the context of the era of witness accounts and the challenges of remembering.
The author is concerned with subjects such as the Shoah or AIDS but does not say a word about the genocide of the Tutsi. Note, page 11 of the PDF: "The Army Historical Service is considered a pilot institution, producing oral archives with 'the most modern equipment and the most accomplished methodology'".