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Title Shoah [videorecording] / a film by Claude Lanzmann ; a co-production of Les Films Aleph, Historia Films, with the participation of Ministry of Culture (France).

Imprint [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    940.5318 SHO    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    940.5318 SHO    Available
Edition Director-approved six-DVD special ed.
Description 6 videodiscs (566 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (60 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 19 cm.)
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digital optical mono
laser optical, NTSC
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion picture
Series The Criterion collection ; 663
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 663.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
"This digital print of Shoah was produced by Why Not Productions in 2012, with the support of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée, as well as the participation of IFC Films and the Criterion Collection."
Special features: Disc 1: Trailer. Disc 5: On Shoah (interview with Claude Lanzmann by Serge Toubiana); Caroline Champetier and Arnaud Desplechin (new interview with Champetier, assistant camera person on Shoah, and filmmaker Desplechin); The Karski report (2010, 49 min., additional footage of Jan Karski). Disc 6: A visitor from the living (1999, 68 min., documentary of Theresienstadt, with interview of Maurice Rossel); Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (2001, 102 min., documentary of the uprising at the Sobibór concentration camp, with interview of Yehuda Lerner); Claude Lanzmann (director discusses the making of A visitor from the living and Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. with writer Hélène Frappat). Booklet features essay by critic Kent Jones and writings by Lanzmann.
Contents Disc 1. First era, part one -- disc 2. First era, part two -- disc 3. Second era, part one -- disc 4. Second era, part two -- disc 5. Supplements -- disc 6. Supplements.
Credits Film editor, Ziva Postec ; directors of photography, Dominique Chapuis, Jimmy Glasberg, William Lubtchansky.
Performer Interviewees: Armando Aaron, Paula Biren, Abraham Bomba, Czeslaw Borowi, Inge Deutschkron, Itzhak Dugin, Ruth Elias, Pan Falborski, Pan Filipowicz, Henrik Gawkowski, Richard Glazar, Franz Grassler, Raul Hilberg, Jan Karski, Martha Michelson, Moshe Mordo, Filip Müller, Joseph Oberhauser, Pana Pietyra, Jan Piwonski, Michaël Podchlebnik, Simha Rottem, Franz Schalling, Gertrude Schneider's mother, Alfred Spiess, Simon Srebnik, Walter Stier, Franz Suchomel, Rudolf Vrba, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl, Itzhak Zuckermann.
Summary "Over a decade in the making, ... [this] monumental investigation of the unthinkable: the murder of more than six million Jews by the Nazis. Using no archival footage, Lanzmann instead focuses on first-person testimonies (of survivors and former Nazis, as well as other witnesses), employing a circular, free-associative method in assembling them. The intellectual yet emotionally overwhelming Shoah is not a film about excavating the past but an intensive portrait in which the past is always present"--Container.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.37:1) presentation ; monaural.
Language French, Italian, Polish, German, English, Hebrew and Yiddish dialogue, optional English subtitles ; subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors -- Interviews.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Poland.
Poland -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form Oral histories.
Historical films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Lanzmann, Claude, film director, screenwriter.
Postec, Ziva, editor of moving image work.
Chapuis, Dominique,, director of photography.
Glasberg, Jimmy, director of photography.
Lubtchansky, William, director of photography.
Toubiana, Serge, interviewer (expression)
Champetier, Caroline, interviewee (expression)
Desplechin, Arnaud, interviewee (expression)
Karski, Jan, 1914-2000, interviewee (expression)
Rossel, Maurice, interviewee (expression)
Lerner, Yehuda, interviewee (expression)
Frappat, Hélène, interviewer (expression)
Jones, Kent, 1964- writer of added text.
Films Aleph.
Historia Films.
France. Ministère de la culture.
IFC Films.
Why Not Productions Inc.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Karski report.
Visitor from the living.
Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m.
ISBN 9781604657197
Standard No. 715515105316
Music No. CC2257D The Criterion Collection

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