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Uniform Title Shoah (Motion picture)
Title Shoah / a movie by Claude Lanzmann ; a co-production by Les Films Aleph and Historia Films
Published [Korea] : Premier Entertainment, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  909.049240082 Lan/Sho  v.1  AVAILABLE
 MELB  909.049240082 Lan/Sho  v.2  AVAILABLE
 MELB  909.049240082 Lan/Sho  v.3  AVAILABLE
 MELB  909.049240082 Lan/Sho  v.4  AVAILABLE
Description 4 videodiscs (566 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Series Classic DVD collection
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
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 examines the Nazi extermination of Jews through interviews of survivors, witnesses and perpetrators and through footage of the sites of the death camps and environs as they appear today. Those interviewed include Jewish survivors of the death camps and the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Polish farmers and villagers who lived near the camps and Nazis who worked in the camps and the ghettos. The number of people that lived through the Second World War and the Holocaust dwindles significantly every day. Shoah--a Hebrew word variously translated as annihilation, cataclysm, chaos, or catastrophe--approached the tragedy of the Holocaust in a new and novel way: no archival footage, no newsreels, no black and white still photographs. There are instead interviews with ordinary people speaking in ordinary voices of days that had become ordinary to them: Jewish survivors, former Nazis, Polish peasants, American scholars, and others. Each person describes details which are woven together to present a Holocaust much larger and much more complicated than a viewer could begin to imagine. It is not a documentary, not journalism, not propaganda, not political. It is an act of witness
Notes Originally released as a motion picture in 1985
Includes Claude Lanzmann biography and filmography on each disc
Credits Cameramen, Dominique Chapuis, Jimmy Glasberg, William Lubchansky ; editor, Ziva Postec, Anna Riuz (for one of the Treblinka sequences)
Notes DVD; NTSC, all regions; 4:3 full screen aspect ratio; dolby digital; stereo
12 years or older
Dialogue in English, French, Polish, German, Hebrew, Yiddish and Italian with optional English, Korean, or French subtitles
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Poland.
Oral history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews.
Holocaust survivors.
Poland -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films
Personal narratives.
Video recordings.
Personal narratives.
Author Lanzmann, Claude, director
Films Aleph.
Historia Films (France)
P'ŭrimiŏ Ent'ŏt'einmŏnt'ŭ (Firm)
프리미어엔터테인먼트 (Firm)
Other Titles 880-01 Korean title from container: Syoa
880-01 Korean title from container: 쇼아