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).
Dunkles Erbe: Digitales Kuratieren von Holocaust-Filmen
Upcoming and Recent Events
24.11.2022, 09:30 to 27.11.2022, 16:30
This conference discusses the atrocity films recorded by Soviet cameramen during the liberation of Nazi-occupied territories in Eastern Europe.
Migrating Images and Image Migration: How Popular Culture Shapes the Visual History of the Holocaust
12.09.2022, 18:00 to 14.09.2022, 20:00
This international conference explores ways of inquiring, searching and curating historical images in film, video art and digital environments.
VHH Research Seminar – Session 12: Writing the history of the Holocaust and of mass violence in Nazi-occupied Kharkiv
16.06.2022, 16:00 to 16.06.2022, 18:00
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.
3sat - Thursday, 27.01.2022
TV report by Sandra Krieger as part of the broadcast series "Kulturzeit"
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)
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
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.
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.
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.