The Holocaust has a special status in terms of representation through photographs and film documents. The general rule of not showing corpses out of consideration for the victims and media consumers is suspended here. This poses challenges for historians in particular: What are the limits of what is reasonable?
The historians, archivists and assistants involved in the innovation project “Visual History of the Holocaust” dealt with images of atrocities to an unusual extent. The exchange of experiences resulted in the desire to examine more closely ethical questions when dealing with images of the Holocaust in academic contexts.
Anna Högner and Fabian Schmidt report on their experiences and discuss approaches and experiments in dealing with images of atrocities.
Fabian Schmidt is a doctoral student and lecturer at the Babelsberg Konrad Wolf Film University. He worked on the EU Horizon 2020 project “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age”
Anna Högner is a research assistant at the Austrian Film Museum. She was a collaborator on the EU Horizon 2020 project “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age”.
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A special exhibition by Yad Vashem in cooperation with the Art Library - State Museums in Berlin and the Friends of Yad Vashem e.V.
The extensive education and mediation program is supported by: Federal Agency for Civic Education, Sal. Oppenheim Foundation and Volkswagen Group.
(Program in German)
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