In 2008, the Visual Center acquired major new releases as well as prominent cinematic productions from the last two decades of the twentieth century.
The new films include Claude Miller’s Un Secret (2007), courtesy of Eden Cinema, and Stefan Ruzowitzky’s The Counterfeiters (2007). The Israeli distributor “Nachshon Films” donated The Counterfeiters, winner of the Oscar for “Best Foreign Film” in 2008. The Hebrew-language DVD includes interviews with Sachsenhausen survivors Avraham Sonnenfeld and Adolf Burger, whose memoir, The Devil’s Workshop, was the inspiration for the film.
Israeli director Ayelet Bargur’s The House on August Street (2007) was also deposited in the Visual Center’s collection in 2008, as were all of the Holocaust-related films distributed by the Jerusalem-based “Go2Films”, among them Idit Shechori’s Wasserman-The Rainman (2005) and The Last Scene (2004), directed by Eliezer Shapiro.