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

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