70 years ago today, #Auschwitz was liberated from the Nazis. We walked through the long corridors at the concentration camp and spoke to survivor #RomanKent. This is a vision of his memory and a tribute to the memories of the millions that lost their lives there. Having watched this video, #StevenSpielberg said “During this time of remembrance, efforts like these are vital to raising awareness of the #Holocaust among young people and the importance of fighting prejudice and intolerance wherever it occurs.” You can watch more videos with Roman up on fusion.tv and the making of linked in our bio👆#Auschwitz70 #USCShoaFoundation #pastispresent #beginswithme
Although the video is only 15 seconds long, it was meticulously crafted and edited. Using only an iPhone, our team captured striking images of the camp, recreating frame by frame some of the historic photos of Auschwitz that have become part of the public imagination.
The video tells the story of one of the camp’s survivors, Roman Kent. It begins with a picture of Kent in his youth, and goes on to show the camp through “his eyes.” It ends with images of him now, 70 years later.
The video above shows how the Instagram video was made as well as the finished product.
Our hope is that through social media we will be able to reach a young audience and raise awareness of this historic anniversary among all generations.
Below, you can also watch Roman Kent reading a poem by Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi titled “Stranger.”
Director: Danilo Lauria
Art Director: Alex Ohannessian
Music: Sebastian Kauderer
Text: Jordi Oliveres