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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.
Genre History
Category Short, Documentary
Year of Production 2014
Director Jan Sobotka
Cinematography Jan Sobotka
Producer Jan Sobotka
Production Company Dok2 Filmwerkstatt
Runtime 20 min
Format color, 1:1.78
 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)

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