“The greatest guardian” of Holocaust memory.
A constant presence in his own movie.
Defying fictionalization, the Shoah “builds a border around itself,” Claude Lanzmann said. Is he right?
If Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah was a riposte to Hannah Arendt’s “banality of evil” thesis, his new film is a retort to her unflattering portrait of ghetto leaders. It. . .
Revisiting, in a new movie, his interview of a Jewish “elder” of Theresienstadt in Shoah (1985), Claude Lanzmann has replaced detachment with anguish and outrage.