Shoah, Part 1

General Information

Author/Creator
Lanzmann, Claude, director.
Language
English, Polish, Italian, Hebrew, Yiddish.
Subtitles
English
Published
France, 1985.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (149 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
"Shoah" is Claude Lanzmann's landmark documentary meditation on the Holocaust. Assembled from footage shot by the filmmaker during the 1970s and 1980s, it investigates the genocide at the level of experience: the geographical layout of the camps and the ghettos; the daily routines of imprisonment; the inexorable trauma of humiliation, punishment, extermination; and the fascinating insights of those who experienced these events first hand. Without dramatic enactment or archival footage, but with extraordinary testimonies, "Shoah" renders the step-by-step machinery of extermination: the minutiae of timetables and finances, the logistics of herding victims into the gas chambers and disposing of the corpses afterward, the bureaucratic procedures which expedited the killing of millions of people without mentioning the words "killing" or "people." Through haunted landscapes and human voice, the past is revealed.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Duration: 02:29:00

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 0052--