FDR Library video series and curriculum guide
Client: FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Type: Storytelling, Video Production
Location: Hyde Park, NY
Investigating the Holocaust has been a year-long project centering around the documentary Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today. Produced and created by Pare Lorentz and Stuart Schulberg, and recently restored by Sandra Schulberg, Nuremberg details the first of the trials that convicted Nazi leadership of crimes against humanity.
As part of this process we took apart the original film and created fourteen, self-contained, short films that document the rise of the Nazi Party, the onset of World War II, and the Holocaust. While these are films that would be of historic interest to many, in this case we were creating them for use in the classroom. We further created an introductory trailer and promotional video content for social media.
Working with FDR’s education department and the Pare Lorentz Center, we then designed and produced a curriculum guide for use in high school or at the college level. This program is freely available to educators thanks to the support of the New York Community Trust, Schulberg Productions, and the Morganthau Holocaust Collections Project.