Restoration Credits

Team | Consultants | Labs

 

Raye Farr

Director
Steven Spielberg Film & Video Archive
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Les Waffen

Chief
Motion Picture, Sound & Video Branch
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration

Ronny Loewy

Project Manager
Cinematography of the Holocaust
Fritz Bauer Institut & Deutsches Filminstitut

Karin Küehn

Filmarchiv der Bundesarchivs, Berlin, Germany

Christian Delage

Historian / Scholar

Sergei Kapterev

Historian / Scholar

 

Les Waffen

Chief
Motion Picture, Sound & Video Branch
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration

Leslie Waffen is Chief of the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Branch of the Special Media Archives Services Division of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C.  In his 40-year career at the National Archives he has served as an audiovisual archivist, audiovisual preservation specialist, and for over 25 years, as a Supervisor, Assistant Branch Chief, Media Manager, and Branch Chief of the National Archives collection of motion pictures, sound and video recordings which number over 575,000 items. 

Currently he supervises a staff of 17 archivists, specialists, and technicians responsible for the acquisition, selection, and initial processing of all new accessions of audiovisual records received from U.S. government agencies and private donors, and for the preservation and cataloging of the federal agency legacy collections of obsolete and at-risk media formats entrusted to his care.

In 2006, he began to assist Sandra Schulberg on the restoration of Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today (1948), assessing the provenance and quality of the various versions of the film in NARA’s collection, and he remained involved as a consultant through 2009, when the restoration was finally completed.

For more information about the motion picture holdings at NARA: www.archives.gov/research/formats/film-sound-video.html