The Nazi takeover of Austria in “Ephemeral” Films. Presentation of Austrian Private Movies around 1938


Di, 06/11/2018 – 18:00


Jerusalem Cinematheque, 11 Hebron rd., Jerusalem, 9108402, Israel

Film screening as part of the conference “Nach dem Anschluss – Remembering Austria’s 1938” in Jerusalem

Presentation of rare, often fragmentary and sometimes confusing “ephemeral” films: home movies, documentary reports, advertising and information films

The audiovisual memory of the Nazi era was considerably shaped by the Nazi propaganda machine. Archival collections such as the Austrian Film Museum’s, however, hold unofficial images that supplement and sometimes contradict the official version of events.

Films courtesy of Österreichisches Filmmuseum | Austrian Film Museum (Vienna) and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington D.C). Presentation: Michael Loebenstein (Austrian Film Museum), Dr. Ingo Zechner (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society). Moderated by: Meir Russo, Israel Film Archiv

Organizer: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Cooperation partners: Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem, Richard Koebner Minerva Center
Sponsors: Austrian Cultural Forum Tel Aviv, Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich, Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten