Monday, May 22, 2006

Shoah - landmark documentary


French director, Claude Lanzmann directed Shoah, a 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviewed survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis (whom he had to film secretly since though only agreed to be interviewed by audio).

'Lanzmann's style of interviewing by asking for the most minute details is effective at adding up these details to give a horrifying portrait of the events of Nazi genocide. He also shows, or rather lets some of his subjects themselves show, that the anti-Semitism that caused 6 million Jews to die in the Holocaust is still alive in well in many people that still live in Germany, Poland, and elsewhere.' (Amazon) Check here for more reviews of this great documentary.

Shoah is held in the CSU Library. Check the CSU Library catalogue for details.

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