Spielberg’s Schindler’s List Archive Transferred to Poland, Digitization Awaits
The archive of Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List was transferred this week from California to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
The testimonies, which were collected from 52,000 interviewees in 57 countries, though mostly from the United States, are of inestimable historical value. They tell not only about the conditions of life and death during the Holocaust, but also about the lives of Jews, Roma, homosexuals and Hitler’s political opponents during the years before World War II.
The task of sorting and digitizing all of the documents was estimated to require some 120,000 hours, so the team of sorters will select only the most historically significant testimonies to convert.
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