Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive
Arts & Culture /
Over the 20 years since the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was established, it has become the premiere destination for scholars, filmmakers, and educators interested in audiovisual materials on the Holocaust. In addition to expanding its collection, the Archive—which moved into a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility in 2017—is a core resource for the Museum, which integrated archival footage into a variety of public programs in 2018. Looking ahead, the Museum will continue acquiring amateur footage captured before and after WWII, and will invest in projects that make the Archive increasingly accessible to large audiences. One example: inviting filmmakers of all ages to create short videos exploring the theme “what you do matters” using footage from the archives.
Photograph courtesy United States Holocaust Memorial Museum