Q&A with Bernard-Henri Lévy
World War II, the Cold War, American racism, Polish introspection, and Jerry Lewis
A new documentary from ‘Shoah’ director Claude Lanzmann
The director’s masterpiece trapped him in the role of the official keeper of our memory. Now that he’s gone, it’s up to us to carry that tremendous burden.
The ‘Shoah’ filmmaker, who died last week at age 92, would not look away
Like Orpheus, Lanzmann was an untamed poet for whom the verses were steel rails, birch forests, silences, names
We should screen ‘Shoah’ in an endless loop at the museum in Treblinka
With brutal tact and appalling artistry, the visceral and haunting ‘Son of Saul’ makes little miracles out of the monstrous
Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays
Viewers of the 10-hour documentary able to ‘take it in at their own pace’
Claude Lanzmann returns to his greatest subject through footage of a conflicted Elder of Theresienstadt
In a candid conversation, the great filmmaker considers his Jewish Orpheus, banality, and his final word
Joshua Oppenheimer’s brutal film about the Indonesian genocide shows us what history looks like when blood-soaked sociopaths win
European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown
Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?
Claude Lanzmann has a book
Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah, 25 years after its release, remains the most powerful Holocaust film ever made
A collection of Vasily Grossman’s shorter work offers a chance to reassess the Soviet master’s life and legacy. A conversation with Grossman translator Robert Chandler.
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