The EU Horizon 2020 project “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age” (2019–2022) explores the potentials as well as the limitations of digital technologies in the ongoing effort to preserve, analyze and communicate historical evidence of the Holocaust, and in particular audiovisual records. It is coordinated by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Vienna), in close collaboration with the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna).

Featured Video


Dunkles Erbe: Digitales Kuratieren von Holocaust-Filmen

Upcoming and Recent Events


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Documenting Nazi Crimes through Film: Soviet Union, 1942–1945

Conference
24.11.2022, 09:30 to 27.11.2022, 16:30
Paris

This conference discusses the atrocity films recorded by Soviet cameramen during the liberation of Nazi-occupied territories in Eastern Europe.

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Migrating Images and Image Migration: How Popular Culture Shapes the Visual History of the Holocaust

Conference
12.09.2022, 18:00 to 14.09.2022, 20:00
Jerusalem, Israel

This international conference explores ways of inquiring, searching and curating historical images in film, video art and digital environments.

This event poster features a film still showing four men, one in uniform and three in civilian clothes, probably examining evidence.

VHH Research Seminar – Session 12: Writing the history of the Holocaust and of mass violence in Nazi-occupied Kharkiv

Research Seminar
16.06.2022, 16:00 to 16.06.2022, 18:00
Online

In the 12th session of CERCEC's H2020 "Visual History of the Holocaust" Research Seminar, Thomas Chopard (CREE-Inalco/CEFR) and Irina Tcherneva (CNRS-Eur’ORBEM) talk about visual records of Nazi atrocities in Kharkiv.

Media Reports


Media Report

Kulturzeit extra: Auschwitz und wir – Wie der Shoah gedenken?

3sat - Thursday, 27.01.2022

TV report by Sandra Krieger as part of the broadcast series "Kulturzeit"

Media Report

Bildsprache des Massenmords: Digitalisierungsprojekt „Visual History of the Holocaust"

SWR2 - Wednesday, 27.01.2021

Radio feature by Sabine Mahr as part of the broadcast series „SWR2 am Morgen” on SWR2, a radio channel of the Südwestrundfunk (the regional public broadcasting corporation for the southwest of Germany)

Media Report

Holocaust-Gedenken auf Instagram und Co

Der Standard - Wednesday, 27.01.2021

Newspaper article by Bert Rebhandl published in the science section of the Austrian daily “Der Standard”

Publications


Article

The Auschwitz Tattoo in Visual Memory

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Noga Stiassny, Fabian Schmidt: The Auschwitz Tattoo in Visual Memory. Mapping Multilayered Relations of a Migrating Image, in: Research in Film and History. Video Essays (November 2022), https://film-history.org/node/1129

Mapping Multilayered Relations of a Migrating Image

Journal

Filmography of the Genocide: Official and Ephemeral Film Documents on the Persecution and Extermination of the European Jews 1933-1945

Fabian Schmidt, Alexander Oliver Zöller: Filmography of the Genocide: Official and Ephemeral Film Documents on the Persecution and Extermination of the European Jews 1933-1945, in: Research in Film and History. Audiovisual Traces, no. 4 (February 2022), S. 1–160.

A comprehensive list of archival film material related to the genocide, including film materials which are only mentioned in contemporary sources, or which were only reported by witnesses after the war.

Journal

Digital Digging: Traces, Gazes, and the Archival In-Between

Evelyn Kreutzer, Noga Stiassny: Digital Digging: Traces, Gazes, and the Archival In-Between, in: Research in Film and History. Audiovisual Traces, no. 4 (February 2022), S. 1–13.

Traces and gazes have become leading paradigms in dealing with the (visual) history of the Holocaust within academia.

Press Information

Visual History of the Holocaust: Schedule 2022

Thursday, 27.01.2022

At the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2022, the international research project "Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age" (VHH) presents its schedule for 2022.