The discussion among film technicians and archival people has reached an unknown point, namely that of the direction of the Bundesfilmarchiv, the film archive of Germany, having deciced to abandon everything photochemical. To me it is beyond comprehension that an institution that was created explicitly for the preservation of motion-picture film turns against its object proper.
Jean-Pierre Gutzeit, a very engaged film historian, living in Berlin and being best informed, has alarmed me. There is little I can do as a private person at this moment except letting the world know that the Holocaust is coming to Germany’s film past.
I can provide translations, if desired.
Can we institute an archives section for these subjects?
From the bottom of my heart