Here is the complete text of Claude Lanzmann's film, whose publication will coincide with eh American release, following the successful launching in Paris. With all that has been written about the Holocaust, Shoah is an extraordinary achievement. The result of years of research, the nine-and-a-half-hour film 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 the crematoriums; the Germans who resettled occupied Poland, moving into ht houses whose Jewish owners has been sent to their death; the state employee who sold Jews halter excursion tickets to the camps- one way; Western scholars of the Holocaust. And then there are the survivors themselves: a Polish barber shop cut the hair of women he knew were to dies 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 has seen; a woman who lived in hiding in Berlin for most of the war, in anguish a that fate her people and her own escape from it. The film shows no archival footage, and it is thought the words themselves that the imagination recreates the world described in theses words- a way of getting at the truth that is far more shocking than the depiction of actual images. Shoah is unforgettable, and is is destined to become a landmark of film and history.
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Text: English, French (translation)From 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.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Pantheon, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0394551427
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97803945514251.0
Descrizione libro Pantheon, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0394551427
Descrizione libro Pantheon, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110394551427