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Audiovisual Workshop

The Centre for Holocaust Studies is working to create a Section for Research on the Visual Memory of the Holocaust, which will be a unique institution in Central and Eastern Europe. Our objective is to collect all relevant documentaries and feature films produced by the national cinematographies of Poland, East Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and the states of the former Yugoslavia relating to the issue and motives of the Holocaust. All materials will be complemented by critical evaluation. This constitutes an extensive array of footage that has not yet been subjected to comprehensive academic reflection, and which will make an important contribution to research on the shape of national memory in Central and Eastern Europe.

The archive will consist of unique, digitized films currently found only in national video libraries. It will be a record of the meandering(?) memory concerning the Holocaust over the 60 years since WWII. National memories have been influenced by changing political entanglements and historical policies of the states on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain.

This ambitious project will be made accessible to scholars and students from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as to all those who take interest in representations of the Holocaust in film.

To extend research perspectives, the filmographies will be uploaded in both English and Polish versions to our Internet database. The database will also contain filmographic specifications, key word searches, and themes related to each film (i.e. Polish-Jewish relations, Auschwitz concentration camp, Hungarian Jews, historical policy, Czech school, Polish school, etc.).

Bearing in mind copyright restrictions, viewing the films and accessing archival material concerning the films will only be possible in the headquarters of the Centre for Holocaust Studies during academic courses, student exchange programs and in connection with academic scholarships.

A plasma television set and other audiovisual equipment have already been purchased. These were generously donated by Mr. Sam Ponczak, who cooperates with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

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