Claude Lanzmann directed this 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviews survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis (whom he had to film secretly since they only agreed to be interviewed by audio). His style of interviewing by asking for the most minute details is effective at adding up these details to give a horrifying portrait of the events of Nazi genocide. He also shows, or rather lets some of his subjects themselves show, that the anti-Semitism that caused 6 million Jews to die in the Holocaust is still alive in well in many people that still live in Germany, Poland, and elsewhere.
The process of making Shoah.
SHOAH BY BULLETS reveals a chapter of the Â«final solutionÂ» that is generally misunderstood or even unknown: the stories of the hundreds of thousands of Jews murdered by gun shot by Nazis during the invasion of the Soviet Union.
The implacable machine of Nazi destruction took away three million Jews in the USSR. Unveiling evidence filmed by the Soviets this shocking documentary reveals a hidden memory.
This film tells the life story if Ziva Postec, emphasing the period when she was editing Shoah, selecting from 350 hours of footage.
Since 1999, Claude Lanzmann has made several films that could be considered satellites of Shoah, comprised of interviews conducted in the 1970s that didnâ€™t make it into the final, monumental work. He has just completed a series of four new films, built around four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe with four different destinies, each finding herself unexpectedly and improbably alive after warâ€™s end.