German Short Film Award 2014 | Best Documentary

After Auschwitz

short documentary | 2014 | 20 min

Film format HD1080p | Stereo
Screening formats DCP | QT ProRes422 | BlueRay | DVD
World Premiere 30th International Short Film Festival Hamburg

Each year more than 1.5 million people are traveling 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 preserved carefully 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.

Director | DoP | Concept | Editor Jan Sobotka
Diretor's Assistent Agata Czarkowska
Sound Design Daniel Bär
Color Correction Juha Hansen
Production Management Elisabeth Lühr
Co-Production Jana Kürbis
Director’s Short Biography

Jan Sobotka, born in 1978 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (today Chemnitz), studied German literature and media science in Potsdam and Berlin from 2000 to 2006, then studied film from 2006 to 2012 at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg. He now lives and works in Berlin as freelance filmmaker.

Picture: © Jan Sobotka

Film Crew and Friends at German Short Film Award Ceremony 2014
Non-Public Film Screening at Auschwitz Jewish Center in Auschwitz

Pictures: © Manja Goldammer