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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.
ISBN: 2627-5848

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.

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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.
ISBN: 2627-5848

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

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Graph-based Shot Type Classification in Large Historical Film Archives

Daniel Helm, Florian Kleber, Martin Kampel, Graph-based Shot Type Classification in Large Historical Film Archives, in: Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, vol. 4 (February 2022), 991-998.
ISBN: 978-989-758-555-5

To analyze films and documentaries (indexing, content understanding), a shot type classification is needed.

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HistShot: A Shot Type Dataset based on Historical Documentation during WWII

Daniel Helm, Florian Kleber, Martin Kampel, HistShot: A Shot Type Dataset based on Historical Documentation during WWII, in: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods, vol. 1 (February 2022), 558-565.
ISBN: 978-989-758-549-4

Automated shot type classification plays a significant role in film preservation and indexing of film datasets.

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Erweiterte Orte: Überlegungen zur virtuellen Transformation von Gedenkstätten

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Erweiterte Orte: Überlegungen zur virtuellen Transformation von Gedenkstätten, in: Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung, vol. 15, no. 28 (2021), 1-5.
ISBN: 1866-069X

Memorials function as media for the communication of history and are simultaneously augmented by (digital) media arrangements.

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Atrocity Film

Fabian Schmidt, Alexander Oliver Zöller, Atrocity Film, in: Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe, no. 12 (2021), 1-80.
ISBN: 2365-7758

What if the SS as the main Nazi organisation responsible for the Holocaust produced a secret film about the persecution and murder of the European Jews during World War 2?

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Bildraum und Ausstellungsraum. Reenactment und Immersion?

Ulrike Koppermann, Bildraum und Ausstellungsraum. Reenactment und Immersion?, in: Visual History, 22.02.2021, https://visual-history.de/2021/02/22/bildraum-und-ausstellungsraum-reenactment-und-immersion/

At museums and memorial sites, the interpretation of a photograph greatly depends on its presentation, but on closer examination, some spatial arrangements raise ethical questions.

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Commemorating from a distance: the digital transformation of Holocaust memory in times of COVID-19

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Commemorating from a distance: the digital transformation of Holocaust memory in times of COVID-19, in: Media, Culture & Society (December 2020), 1-18.

As Holocaust memorials had to close their sites in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this article explores how they utilized digital technology and social media platforms for commemorating the Holocaust from a distance.

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Overscan Detection in Digitized Analog Films by Precise Sprocket Hole Segmentation

Daniel Helm, Martin Kampel, Overscan Detection in Digitized Analog Films by Precise Sprocket Hole Segmentation, in: George Bebis et al. (eds.), Advances in Visual Computing. ISVC 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12509 (Cham: Springer, 2020), 148-159.
ISBN: 978-3-030-64556-4

Overscan Detection for Digitized Historical Footage

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Frame Border Detection for Digitized Historical Footage

Daniel Helm, Bernhard Pointner, Martin Kampel, Frame Border Detection for Digitized Historical Footage, in: Proceedings of the Joint Austrian Computer Vision and Robotics Workshop (August 2020), 114-115.
ISBN: 978-3-85125-752-6

Frame Border Detection for Digitized Historical Footage

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The Westerbork Film Revisited: Provenance, the Re-Use of Archive Material and Holocaust Remembrances

Fabian Schmidt, The Westerbork Film Revisited: Provenance, the Re-Use of Archive Material and Holocaust Remembrances, in: Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, no. 40/4 (2020), 702-731.
ISBN: 1465-3451

The essay analyses modifications of the Westerbork footage that were applied most likely during the 1980s and discusses ethical questions about dealing with archival footage.

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Video Shot Analysis for Digital Curation and Preservation of Historical Films

Daniel Helm, Martin Kampel, Video Shot Analysis for Digital Curation and Preservation of Historical Films, in: Proceedings of the 17th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (November 2019), 25-28.
ISBN: 978-3-03868-082-6

Video Shot Analysis for Digital Curation and Preservation of Historical Films

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Liberated on Film: Images and Narratives of Camp Liberation in Historical Footage and Feature Films

Ulrike Weckel, Liberated on Film: Images and Narratives of Camp Liberation in Historical Footage and Feature Films, in: Research in Film and History. Research, Debates and Projects 2.0, no. 2 (October 2019), 1-21.
ISBN: 2627-5848

What is Allied footage of camp liberations really able to show about the encounter between liberators and liberated, and in which ways can feature films tell historically more accurate stories?

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Shot Boundary Detection for Automatic Video Analysis of Historical Films

Daniel Helm, Martin Kampel, Shot Boundary Detection for Automatic Video Analysis of Historical Films, in: Marco Cristani, Andrea Prati, Oswald Lanz, Stefano Messelodi, Nicu Sebe (eds.), New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing – ICIAP 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 11808 (Cham: Springer, 2019), 137-147.
ISBN: 978-3-030-30754-7

Shot Boundary Detection for Automatic Video Analysis of Historical Films

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Plädoyer für Rekonstruktionen der Stimmenvielfalt. Rezeptionsforschung als Kulturgeschichte (A plea for reconstructing the variety of voices. Reception studies as cultural history)

Ulrike Weckel, Plädoyer für Rekonstruktionen der Stimmenvielfalt. Rezeptionsforschung als Kulturgeschichte (A plea for reconstructing the variety of voices. Reception studies as cultural history), in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft – Zeitschrift für Historische Sozialwissenschaft, vol. 45, no. 1 (April 2019), 120-150.
ISBN: 0340-613X

How and on the basis of which primary sources can historians study audiences’ receptions?

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Challenging the Perpetrators’ Narrative: A Critical Reading of the Photo Album ‘Resettlement of the Jews from Hungary’

Ulrike Koppermann, Challenging the Perpetrators’ Narrative: A Critical Reading of the Photo Album ‘Resettlement of the Jews from Hungary’, in: Journal of Perpetrator Research, vol. 2, no. 2 (2019), 101-129.
ISBN: 2514-7897

Analyzing an iconic photo album produced by SS-photographers at the Auschwitz II (Birkenau) concentration camp, this paper explores the controversial notion of the ‘perpetrators‘ perspective’.

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