With those who directly experienced the events dwindling in number, films about the Holocaust must now grapple with what “Never forget” truly means.
While narratives depicting the Holocaust present fixed versions of events, testimonial films tend to be more open-ended, and pose more profound questions.
Since cameras were first pointed at the concentration camps, filmmakers have faced challenges in how to respectfully and meaningfully depict atrocity.
Germany’s advisory commission recommended the work be returned even though it was sold “outside of the National Socialist sphere of influence.”
Liberation75 is streaming movies about World War II and the Holocaust, including The Great Dictator and Schindler’s List, for free.
Ross was forcibly confined to the Lodz Ghetto and tasked to take propaganda photographs, but secretly documented the brutal living conditions to leave a historical record of atrocities committed by the Nazis.
Letters penned by Marc Chagall reveal his immigration difficulties to New York during World War II and his concern for his daughter who followed him on a separate ship, carrying a large case of his works.
The Hirshhorn Museum exhibition, filled with reproductions and plaster casts of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, works through the wounds and scars of a gruesome history.
Director Catherine Hébert talks to Hyperallergic about her new documentary Ziva Postec and the mystique of film editing.
Among the glamour of Cicero’s red carpet premiere were disturbing references to World War II concentration camps, including barking German shepherds, guards in SS uniforms, and children’s shoes piled on the floor.
12 Nazi Concentration Camps is a body of work by James Friedman who, in the early ’80s, took the largely unprecedented step of documenting Nazi camps in color photography.
An official photographer in the ghetto administration, Henryk Ross defied the laws of the Nazi regime by taking clandestine photographs of Jewish residents as they confronted poverty, squalor, debasement, and death.