Claude Lanzmann, “Shoah” filmmaker “died Thursday at 92, railed against the ‘Polish lobby’ undercutting his groundbreaking Holocaust work that tarnished the narrative of Polish victimhood”

Long before Israel, Claude Lanzmann stirred Poland’s wrath
by Marissa Newman
July 5, 2018

Claude Lanzmann was mostly amused by the “truckloads of calumny” unloaded across the front pages of the livid Polish press after the 1985 release of his nine-and-a-half hour landmark “Shoah” documentary…Lanzmann died on Thursday at the age of 92, some 33 years after he first cast his lens on many ordinary Poles, offering up some piercing accounts of horrific wartime actions and deeply rooted anti-Semitism, and violently upending narratives of untarnished Polish victimhood. His death came amid a renewed debate on the role of Poles during the HolocaustREAD MORE

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