Leslie Swift

The Theresienstadt Ghetto as Represented in the Film Collections of the US Holocaust Museum

I will discuss unique USHMM collections related to the experience of Czech Jews before and during the Holocaust. I will show excerpts of these films and discuss how amateur films created by Jews work against the propagandistic narrative created by the Nazis. I will also show at least one excerpt from the Claude Lanzmann outtakes about experiences in Terezin.