Each year more than 1.5 million people travel to Auschwitz to visit the former concentration and extermination camp of the Nazis. But it is not self-evident to experience the place authentically – for future generations more than one hundred thousand historical objects have to be carefully preserved, piece by piece.
The observation of the conservation work depicts the ephemeral nature of the objects’ material and offers an opportunity to reflect on the content and the future of the cultural memory after Auschwitz.
JAN SOBOTKA was born in 1978. After studying German Literature and Media Science, he studied Film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His films include: the shorts ATTILA ANTE PORTAS (2005), GDR EYEWITNESS NP24 (doc, 2012), and AFTER AUSCHWITZ (doc, 2014).