The audiovisual center collects propaganda films and film archives around the world. For example, in 2005 it acquired 28 hours of Nuremberg trial film archives classified in chronological order, three films the prosecution screened as evidence (The Nazi Plan, Nazi Concentration Camps and The Atrocities Committed by the German Fascist Aggressors) and three period documentaries (That Justice Be Done, Nuremberg, the Trial and Nuremberg). The archives of other trials (doctors, Einsatzgruppen, industrialists, etc.) may also be viewed.
The films are in their non-subtitled original English, French, German and Russian versions.
The Eichmann trial’s film archives, acquired from the Israeli National Archives, have been available since the Memorial’s temporary exhibition “Juger Eichmann: Jérusalem, 1961” (April 8 to September 28, 2011). Simultaneous Hebrew and English translation.
The trial’s minutes are available on the Nizkor Project website.
The Images de Guerre DVD-ROM, a database published by the Institut national de l’audiovisuel, groups together all the newsreels shown in France from 1940 to 1946:
The audiovisual center has many audiovisual testimonies.
Mémoire et Documents
128 testimonies collected by Léon Abramovicz between 1989 and 1997.
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation (created by Steven Spielberg)
1,877 French-language testimonies from 1993 to the present. To obtain a copy, click on this link and then on “Obtain copies of testimonies for interviewee & family”.
28 testimonies of hidden children recorded by Thomas Gilou in July-August 2002.
150 English-language testimonies collected between 2003 and 2007 by the Association of Jewish Refugees (London). A database (interview transcripts, biographies, photographs, etc.) is also available.
Entre l’écoute et la parole. Derniers témoins. Auschwitz 1945-2005
59 testimonies collected by the Shoah Memorial presented during the exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris in 2005.
Mémoires de la Shoah
115 testimonies recorded by the Institut national de l’audiovisuel and the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah in 2006. A database and the interviews are available at http://grands-entretiens.ina.fr/consulter/Shoah
Mémoires tsiganes 1930-1950
47 testimonies by Gypsies in their original, non-subtitled versions recorded by Éric Darmon and Juliette Jourdan between 2008 and 2009, mainly in Eastern Europe.
Collecte du Memorial de la Shoah (underway)
Since 2010, 92 testimonies have been collected, many for the first time. 11 are exclusively about the Liberation.
23 testimonies recorded for the Drancy Shoah Memorial’s permanent exhibition.
The Association des Enfants cachés recorded the memories of 350 hidden children between 1983 and 2003.
Paroles de Justes parmi les Nations
From 2002 to 2005, 70 Righteous Among the Nations talked to Radio France and Yad Vashem about their wartime experiences.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Since 1979, the JDC has recorded approximately 100 oral histories under the direction of Herbert Katzki.