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Ein Interview-Screening in memoriam Simon Wiesenthal

  • Béla Rásky
  • Philipp Rohrbach
Keywords: Simon Wiesenthal, oral history, video testimony

Abstract

In November 1997, Simon Wiesenthal gave an interview to the historian Albert Lichtblau. For five days, he talked tirelessly about his life, his work, his fate. The 11-hour interview became part of the USC Shoah Foundation’s testimonies collection on the Holocaust. In January/February 2020, the VWI presented this unique contemporary source document in the Austrian Film Museum on six consecutive Sunday afternoons – each time to a full house. After each screening, experts and contemporaries of Wiesenthal were invited by the VWI to comment on what they had seen, deepening the narrative in a moderated discussion and contributing their own experiences and memories, both academic and anecdotal.

Published
2020-05-08