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31 JULY 2016

The Gift Of The Town: Terezin transit camp Nazi propaganda film

"In response to growing international awareness of Nazi atrocities, the Nazis decided to allow a Red Cross investigation committee to visit the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia [in August-September 1944]. Elaborate measures were taken to disguise conditions in the ghetto and to portray an atmosphere of normalcy."

(United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC)

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1944 • Altentransporte • Bohemia • camp life • concentration campCzechoslovakiadisease • elaborately staged hoax • false picture • falsity • film clip • fort • fortress • garrison city • ghetto • hoax • International Red Cross • Jewish ghetto • Jewish Holocaust • Joseph II • Karel Peceny • Kurt Gerron • malnutrition • Maria Theresa of Austria • Moravia • Nazi propaganda films • Nazis • political prisoner • prisonpropaganda film • rail transports • Red Cross • Terezin • Theresienstadt • Theresienstadt ghetto • transit camp • World War II

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Simon Perkins
09 JUNE 2015

Compelling motion infographics: The Fallen of World War II

"The Fallen of World War II is an interactive documentary that examines the human cost of the second World War and the decline in battle deaths in the years since the war. The 15-minute data visualization uses cinematic storytelling techniques to provide viewers with a fresh and dramatic perspective of a pivotal moment in history."

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23 • 80 • Africa • AlteredQualiea • Andy Dollerson • Aotearoa New Zealand • Auschwitz-Birkenau • AustraliaAustriaaverage age • battle deaths • Belgium • Belzec • British colonial era • BurmaCanadacasualties • Chelmno • civilian deaths • concentration camp • cost of war • counting the numbers • course of historyD-Day landingdata visualisation • data-driven documentary • death campDenmark • Eastern Front • Estonia • firebombing • Francefutility of wargas chambergassingGreecehistorical perspective • human cost of war • HungaryIndiaIndonesiainfo graphicsinteractive information designItalyJapanJewish HolocaustKoreaLatviaLithuania • long peace • Luxembourg • Majdanek • military conflictMyanmarNazi Germany • Neil Halloran • Netherlands • North American historical perspective • Norwaynumerical scalesOkinawa • Omaha Beach • Pacific Rim • Pacific War • peace • Pearl Harbor • Peoples Republic of ChinaPeoples Republic of PolandPhilippinespicture statisticsPolandRomania • Siege of Leningrad • Slovakia • Sobibor • Soviet armySoviet Russia • Stalingrad • statistical graphics • Steven Pinker • Treblinka • UKvisual information designwarwar crimes • Western Front • World War II • Yellow River • Yugoslavia

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Simon Perkins
13 SEPTEMBER 2008

Christian Boltanski: The Storehouse

"Enlarged photographs of seven young girls are propped atop a stack of unlabeled tin biscuit boxes containing scraps of fabric. These boxes are corroded as if marked by time and are infused with symbolic associations—they evoke reliquary boxes, archival containers, and funerary urns. The black–and–white photographs connote another era; out of focus, they constitute a visual analogy to memory, fading over time. Electric lights illuminate the seven faces like devotional candles, underscoring the effect of a memorial, an orchestration of signifiers indicating loss and remembrance. Old photographs, the tension between individuality and sameness, and the implication of vast numbers evoke the tragedy of the Holocaust.

However, the girls pictured are not victims of genocide: the photographs, of anonymous children, were culled from magazines and newspapers. The boxes are not truly old, and the cloth contained in them is generic and has no special origin. Boltanski creates an atmosphere of general, unspecified mourning through means—photographs, relics—traditionally valued for their privileged claim to specificity, uniqueness, and authenticity. A vocabulary of documentary signs is used movingly, but deceptively, for symbolic effect."

(Rebecca Roberts, 2007, p. 86)

Rebecca Roberts (2007). "MOMA, highlights since 1980, 250 works from the Museum of Modern Art, New York".

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1988 • archival containers • Christian Boltanski • devotional candles • funerary urns • genocideilluminationJewish HolocaustlossMoMA • out of focus • photograph • reliquary boxes • remembrancevisual arts

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Simon Perkins
04 JUNE 2006

Growing up with the legacy of the Jewish Holocaust: audio stories of Jewish children

The Jewish Museum in Berlin makes good use of audiovisual technologies to engage its visitors. One of these involves the presentation of audio stories of Jewish children growing up with the legacy of the Jewish Holocaust. The stories are accessed through individual sets of headphones that are spread around a large (AstroTurf–like covered) green room. Each of the children's stories has an accompanying light–box that displays personal information about their subject and a seating area for visitors to sit in while they listen to the stories. The arrangement is both visually dramatic through the function of the light–boxes as visual accents and calming through the general ambience of the exhibition space. The use and arrangement of audiovisual technologies in this way helps to promote visitor engagement with both the individual exhibition displays and more generally with the exhibition experience.

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AstroTurf • audio storiesaudiovisualBerlinexhibitionGermanyJewJewish Holocaust • Jewish Museum Berlin • light-boxmuseumoral historiesSimon Perkins
09 JUNE 2004

The Holocaust Museum

"Welcome to the Holocaust Theme Park A sort of Disneyland hyper–real tour of the past is offered at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC – a 'theme park' stroll through genocide. On admission you are issued with an ID card, matching your age and gender to the name and photo of a real holocaust victim or survivor. As you progress through 3 floors of the exhibition, you can push your bar–coded card into computer stations and see how well or how badly your real life subject is faring. Will you (like him or her) end up saved, shot, gassed, incinerated? You'll find extermination camp bunks on which inmates lay unspeakably crammed, dying of malnutrition and typhus. You'll see the ovens in which victims of Zyklon–B gassings were burnt. Worst of all is the endlessly re–run video footage of EINSATZGRUPPEN mass–killing squads at work, shooting, stabbing, and filling ditches with piles of naked corpses. You are watching historical snuff movies. Have you really experienced the Holocaust in this Postmodern theme park? At the end, you'll find visitor's ID card dumped in litter bins among the drink bottle and chocolate wrappers. Your hyper–reality tour is over."

(Richard Appignanesi, 1995)

Appignanesi, R. 1995 Introducing Postmodernism, New York, US: Totem Books. 1419711

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augmented realitybarcode • Einsatzgruppen • exhibition • extermination camp • gas • genocidehistoryhyperreal • ID card • Jewish Holocaustmuseummuseum of cultural historyNazipostmodern critique • Richard Appignanesi • survivortheme parkUnited States Holocaust Memorial MuseumvictimWashington DC • Zyklon-B
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