"Ich bin einer der 500 von 150.000...". Ein Interview-Screening in memoriam Simon Wiesenthal
"I am on of the 500 of 150.000...". The Screening of the an Interview in memoriam Simon Wiesenthal

Author(s): Béla Rásky, Philipp Rohrbach
Subject(s): Jewish studies, Oral history
Published by: Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien
Keywords: oral history; autobiography;life stories;

Summary/Abstract: In November 1997, Simon Wiesenthal gave an interview to the historian Albert Lichtblau. For five days, he talked tirelessly about his life, his work, his fate. The 11-hour interview became part of the USC Shoah Foundation’s testimonies collection on the Holocaust. In January/February 2020, the VWI presented this unique contemporary source document in the Austrian Film Museum on six consecutive Sunday afternoons – each time to a full house. After each screening, experts and contemporaries of Wiesenthal were invited by the VWI to comment on what they had seen, deepening the narrative in a moderated discussion and contributing their own experiences and memories, both academic and anecdotal.

  • Issue Year: 7/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 146-152
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: German