Shoah

Shoah

by Claude Lanzmann
     
 

"A nine-and-a-half-hour documentary on the Nazi extermination camps, Shoah (the Hebrew word for ""Holocaust"") was internationally hailed as a masterpiece upon its release in 1985. Shunning any re-creati"See more details below

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"A nine-and-a-half-hour documentary on the Nazi extermination camps, Shoah (the Hebrew word for ""Holocaust"") was internationally hailed as a masterpiece upon its release in 1985. Shunning any re-creati"

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Library Journal
The complete textspoken words and subtitlesof a recent documentary film on the Holocaust by French journalist and director Lanzmann is presented here in an unusual but grimly effective format. Doubtless seeing the film would be a vastly different experience, but the text carries a relentless strength and coherence of its own. Excerpts from interviews with a couple of dozen Jewish survivors, German officials and guards, Polish villagers and railway men, and contemporary historians in the United States, Israel, Germany, and Poland are juxtaposed, following the pattern of the film's scenes. The re sult is a powerful and unique impres sion of the Jewish tragedy drawn from the composite viewpoints of these radi cally different participants and observ ers. Highly recommended. James B. Street, Santa Cruz P.L., Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782070403783
Publisher:
Gallimard Education
Publication date:
10/28/1997

Meet the Author

Claude Lanzmann is one of the premier documentary filmmakers of our time. His most recent work is Tsahal, which focuses on the Israeli army.

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