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Shoah : an oral history of the Holocaust : the complete text of the film

Author: Claude Lanzmann
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1985] ©1985
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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The complete text of Claude Lanzmann's film "Shoah". This nine-and-a-half-hour film was the result of years of research and the result is an oral history of the Holocaust that brings together a full range of witnesses: the SS officers who served in the death camps; the Polish villagers who tilled their fields within yards of the crematoriums; the Germans who resettled occupied Poland, moving into the houses whose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Oral history
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lanzmann, Claude.
Shoah.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)564752325
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Lanzmann
ISBN: 0394551427 9780394551425 0394743296 9780394743295 0888302932 9780888302939
OCLC Number: 12311966
Notes: Translated from the French.
On title page: The complete text of the film. Presents an oral history of the Holocaust.
Description: xii, 200 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Shoah.
Shoah (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Claude Lanzmann ; preface by Simone de Beauvoir ; [English subtitles of the film by A. Whitelaw and W. Byron].

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The complete text of Claude Lanzmann's film "Shoah". This nine-and-a-half-hour film was the result of years of research and the result is an oral history of the Holocaust that brings together a full range of witnesses: the SS officers who served in the death camps; the Polish villagers who tilled their fields within yards of the crematoriums; the Germans who resettled occupied Poland, moving into the houses whose Jewish owners had been sent to their death; the state employees who sold Jews half-fare excursion tickets to the camps- one way; and others. Then there are the survivors themselves: a Polish barber who cut the hair of women he knew were to die in the next few minutes; a thirteen-year-old boy who was to work in the death camp's "special squad"; the Pole who was taken into the Warsaw ghetto so that he could report to the outside world what he had seen; a woman who lived in hiding in Berlin for most of the war, in anguish at the fate of her people and her own escape from it. The film shows no archival footage, it is through the words themselves that the imagination recreated the world described in these words- a way of getting at the truth that is far more shocking than the depiction of actual images. Shoah is unforgettable, and it is destined to become a landmark of film and history. -- Publisher description.

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