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The Nazi Takeover of Austria in “Ephemeral” Films – Presentation of Austrian Private Movie Around 1938

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. In our presentation we show rare, often fragmentary and sometimes confusing “ephemeral” films: home movies, documentary reports, advertising and information films

Films courtesy of ײsterreichisches 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