I am helping to put together a production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and would like to incorperate actuall news reel footage from that era concerning the holocaust and the war. do you have any suggestions as to where to find and obtain this? If so, how much $ and so on. any help would be greatly appriciated as I am on a small budget and on a very short deadline.
One of the leading private archives of film from this era is maintained by Lou Reda of Easton, PA.
I hope this gives you two solid leads on where to find the material you are seeking.
Yale F. Edeiken
for The Holocaust History Project
One of my colleagues, Mr. Yale F. Edeiken, has already responded to your questions. What I have to offer will supplement his letter.
One source for news footage from WWII related to the Holocaust can be obtained at :
SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOOL SERVICE
Pages 344 to 347 of their most recent catalog (1999) includes such titles as:
We Must never Forget: The Story of the Holocaust
Children of the Holocaust
Nazis: A Warning from History
The Holocaust: Crimes Against Humanity
Escape frokm Sobibor
The Diary of Anne Frank
Anne Frank Remembered
The War Crimes Trials
An inexpensive source of Nazi footage and Holocaust videos is:
Sandy Hook, Conn. 06482
Another excellent source, albeit more expensive:
INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC FILMS
P. O. Box 29035
Chicago, IL 60629
I would suggest writing all three sources requesting a copy of their latest catalogs related to this period.
Finally, most major public libraries in the United States have large collections of these video tapes.
Harry W. Mazal OBE
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