Lindsay Zarwell

Lindsay Zarwell has worked as a film archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum since 2000 where she acquires, conserves, manages, and promotes media archives. She is particularly focused on collecting and interpreting amateur film collections and preserving the Claude Lanzmann SHOAH collection. She was instrumental in launching the first web-based catalog with streaming video for public access to Holocaust film footage in 2006. Lindsay Zarwell has also contributed to several collaborative online projects promoting digital access to historic film, including the project “Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria” (2011–2016). Together with Leslie Swift, she co-authored an article about the Museum’s amateur film collections in “Abenteuer Alltag. Zur Archäologie des Amateurfilms” (2015), and a book chapter in “The Construction of Testimony: Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and Its Outtakes” (2020) detailing the years-long preservation work that has led to the wide accessibility of the Claude Lanzmann SHOAH Collection.

Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting


Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Kick-off Meeting


Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00

Advanced Digitization


Wednesday, 20.03.2019, 09:30 to Friday, 22.03.2019, 16:00

Consortium Meeting


Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

Unfolding the Visual History of the Holocaust through American Liberation Footage


Thursday, 08.04.2021, 13:00 to Thursday, 08.04.2021, 14:30

VHH Research Seminar – Session 5: Soviet Filmed Atrocity Images on American Movie Screens, 1942–1945, and Some Partial Answers to the Questions of What, When, Where and By Whom?

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 18:00 to Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 20:00

Reconsidering Representations of the Holocaust – Digital Curation, Evidence and Remembrance Through the VHH Project


Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 17:30

VHH Research Seminar – Session 6: Towards a Forensic Cinema

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 10: Between Fiction and History: Ethical Questions during the Historical Research for Son of Saul

Research Seminar

Thursday, 28.04.2022, 16:00 to Thursday, 28.04.2022, 18:00

Moving Images from the Archives. Historical Footage of Nazi Crimes in Documentaries


Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00

Participation in Videos

Unfolding the Visual History of the Holocaust through American Liberation Footage (2/4)

Thursday, 08.04.2021

Thirty Years On: Considering Liberation Exhibits at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Monday, 09.05.2022

Film expert
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, 20024-2126 Washington, DC – USA