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Foreign Laborers at the Prater in Vienna in 1943
Through the Lens

​Get a glimpse of ordinary life in Austria through the eyes of amateur filmmakers who recorded the Nazis taking power in 1938.

Watch historic films in a different way, with detailed information that displays dynamically alongside each scene and offers a multilayered look at this important moment in time.

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About the Project

​Three partner organizations joined together in this Austrian Future Fund project to make historic films available that shed light on National Socialism spreading in Austria.

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​This site enables you to watch 50 historic films and learn more about them through an innovative film player that displays contextual information that changes as the film plays.

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September 2015

​Join us on October 27, 2015 for “Fresh Angles: Austria through the Eyes of Amateur Filmmakers,” a public program at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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