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Dates[2010]; ©2010
Statement of ResponsibilityIFC Films presents a film by Claude Lanzmann ; a co-production of Les Films Aleph and Historia Film, with the participation of the French Ministere de la Culture.
Creators & ContributorsLanzmann, Claude (director)
Postec, Ziva (editor)
Chapuis, Dominique (photographer)
Glasberg, Jimmy (photographer)
Lubtchansky, William (photographer)
Les Films Aleph (contributor)
Criterion Collection (Firm) (contributor)
IFC in Theaters LLC. (contributor)
Historia Films (contributor)
France. Ministère de la culture (contributor)
Why Not Productions Inc. (contributor)
SummaryOver 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, Claude Lanzmann instead focuses on first-person testimonies (of survivors and former Nazis, and 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.
ContentsDisc 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
Physical Description 6 videodiscs (566 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Carrier Typevideodisc (DVD)
LanguageFrench, Italian, Polish, German, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Optional subtitles in English and English for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Publisher[New York] : IFC in Theaters LLC.
EditionDVD Edition
  • Originally produced 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.;
  • 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;
  • DVD; NTSC; region 1; fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation.
  • French, Italian, Polish, German, English, Hebrew and Yiddish (monaural) dialogue