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Films Aleph

Overview
Works: 37 works in 109 publications in 4 languages and 2,523 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Oral histories  Interviews  Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives‡vJewish 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
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Most widely held works by Films Aleph
Shoah( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and French and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, 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
Shoah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Shoah by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi extermination of Jews is examined 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
Le dernier des injustes = The last of the unjust by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, in Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadtghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews" (according to Nazi terminology) not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto. 2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 - without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations involved - exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town "given to the Jews by Hitler", a so-called model ghetto, but a ghetto of deceit chosen by Adolf Eichmann to dupe the world. We discover the extraordinary personality of Benjamin Murmelstein: a man blessed with a dazzling intelligence and a true courage, which, along with an unrivaled memory, makes him a wonderfully wry, sardonic and authentic storyteller. Through these three periods, from Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann, and exposes without artifice the savage contradictions of the Jewish Councils
Shoah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Shoah : a film by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi extermination of Jews is examined 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
Le dernier de injustes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only Elder of the Jews not to have been killed during the war. Murmelstein is a figure despised by many of the ghetto's surviving inhabitants even though, as a rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country. Intercut with footage of Lanzmann himself revisiting specific sites in Vienna and the Czech Republic, the brilliant Murmelstein -- sometimes excitedly but more often calmly -- explains his actions and precisely defines his paradoxical role in history
Shoah( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, 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
Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in French and Hebrew and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of the film refers to the place and time when Jewish prisoners in the Sobibór extermination camp staged a successful uprising-- the only one-- against their Nazi captors, resulting in the closing of the camp. Comprised of extensive, detailed questions and answers with Yehuda Lerner who describes in minute detail the story of the rebellion and his previous almost miraculous escapes from no less than eight camps. Interview footage is juxtaposed with shots of Warsaw, Minsk and Sobibor today. At the end, Lanzmann reads a terrifying list of the number of Jews transported to Sobibor in 1942 and 1943
Un vivant qui passe = a visitor from the living by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theresienstadt, a fortified town 50 miles northeast of Prague, had been chosen by the Nazis as the place which Adolf Eichmann himself called a 'model ghetto.' From November 1941 until April 1945, emptied of its Czech inhabitants, the town was filled with Jews from the Greater Reich. ... As head of a delegation from the International Red Cross Committe (the ICRC), Maurice Rossel inspected the ghetto in June 1944 with the consent of German authorities."
Shoah a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi extermination of Jews is examined 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
Shoah. supplements( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, 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
Tsahal by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-six year history of the Tsava haganah le-Yiśrael (Israel Defense Forces) through six major wars from the 1948 War for Independence to the 1982 Lebanese War. This movie examines the crucial role of the military in Israeli society and politics
Shoah. supplements( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, 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
Shoah( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, 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
Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 1600( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Hebrew and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of the film refers to the place and time when Jewish prisoners in the Sobibór extermination camp staged a successful uprising-- the only one-- against their Nazi captors, resulting in the closing of the camp. Comprised of extensive, detailed questions and answers with Yehuda Lerner who describes in minute detail the story of the rebellion and his previous almost miraculous escapes from no less than eight camps. Interview footage is juxtaposed with shots of Warsaw, Minsk and Sobibor today. At the end, Lanzmann reads a terrifying list of the number of Jews transported to Sobibor in 1942 and 1943
Un vivant qui passe Sobibor, 14 Octobre 1943, 16 Heures by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un vivant qui passe: "Twenty years after he conducted the interviews that made up the nine-hour film Shoah, Claude Lanzmann has begun working with the material he did not include in that epic documentary. The story of the concentration camp at Theresienstadt was, as he says, 'both central and tangential' to the process of the extermination of the Jews in Europe that Shoah documented. It is the focus of A Visitor from the Living. Theresienstadt was a walled town touted by the Nazis as a 'model ghetto' for prominent, assimilated, artistic, and above all high-profile Jews from throughout Europe. Notwithstanding the music, drawings, and poems clandestinely created there, it was a transit point to Auschwitz and Treblinka, and was in fact a concentration camp with its own horrors, and its own ovens. In 1944 Theresienstadt was opened to Red Cross inspectors, but only after a rigorous surface revamping that included the planting of flowers, the training of actors - and a mass deportation to Auschwitz. The question that has always remained about Theresienstadt is, How could the Red Cross have fallen for this ruse, this cynical chicanery? Claude Lanzmann gives us a key to the answer in A Visitor from the Living, a fascinating 1979 interview with Maurice Rossel, the Swiss head of the Red Cross delegation that inspected Theresienstadt and gave this death camp a passing grade, indeed, a clean bill of health. ..."--Juliet Block, Pacific Film Archive film notes
Shoah( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi extermination of Jews is examined through interviews of survivors, witnesses and perpetrators
Shoah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi extermination of Jews is examined 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
Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures. Un vivant qui passe( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivant qui passe: an interview with Maurice Rossel, a WWII Red Cross official who wrote a glowing report on a Jewish death camp
 
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