From Newsreel to Posttraumatic films – Classic Documentaries about Auschwitz-Birkenau – a lecture by Tomasz Lysak, PhD

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After WWII there was a significant shift in the visual principles of rendering the operations of the Nazi camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, its history and its moral significance. Soviet and Polish filmmakers established the cinematographic conventions of Holocaust documentaries which contributed to the conceptualization of concentration camps and industrial genocide as modernist events. The films in question […]