Browse Archive

AFTER AUSCHWITZ (NACH AUSCHWITZ)

AFTER AUSCHWITZ
photo © Jan Sobotka/Dok2 Filmwerkstatt Berlin

Each year more than 1.5 million people travel to Auschwitz to visit the former concentration and extermination camp of the Nazis. But it is not self-evident to experience the place authentically – for future generations more than one hundred thousand historical objects have to be carefully preserved, piece by piece.

The observation of the conservation work depicts the ephemeral nature of the objects' material and offers an opportunity to reflect on the content and the future of the cultural memory after Auschwitz.


Jan Sobotka was born in 1978. After studying German Literature and Media Science, he studied Film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His films include: the shorts ATTILA ANTE PORTAS (2005), GDR EYEWITNESS NP24 (2012), and AFTER AUSCHWITZ (2014).
Genre History
Category Short, Documentary
Year of Production 2014
Director Jan Sobotka
Cinematography Jan Sobotka
Producer Jan Sobotka
Production Company Dok2 Filmwerkstatt
Length 20 min
Format color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 Polish, German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals International Short Film Festival Hamburg 2014, Short Film Days Flensburg 2014
Awards German Short Film Award 2014 (Best Documentary)

World Sales
KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.
Friedensallee 7
22765 Hamburg/Germany
phone +49-40-3 91 06 30
fax +49-40-39 10 63 20
sales@shortfilm.com
http://www.shortfilm.com/