US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Austria through the Eyes of Amateur Filmmakers
The audiovisual memory of the Nazi era remains vastly dominated by official images created by the Nazi propaganda machine. To address this shortcoming, the Museum collaborated with the Austrian Film Museum and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute to highlight a collection of ephemeral films mostly shot by amateur filmmakers. The films depict vibrant prewar Jewish life in Austria, the turmoil of the Nazis taking power, and the persecution of Jews after the Anschluss, including films mostly shot by Americans. An innovative web application, based on open-source technology, dynamically displays an extensive geographical, historical, and academic analysis of each film.
Lindsay Zarwell, Archivist, Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Ingo Zechner, Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, and Associate Director, IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies
Co-presented with the Austrian Film Museum and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society and made possible with the support of the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria
The Museum is located on the National Mall, just south of Independence Avenue, SW, between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street) in Washington, DC.
We strongly advise visitors to take the Metro (subway) to the Museum as public parking in the area is very limited.
The nearest Metro stop is Smithsonian (orange or blue line), located one block east of the Museum. Exit the station at 12th Street and Independence Avenue and walk one block west on Independence to 14th Street. Cross 14th Street and turn left; the Museum is the second building on your right.
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