In his landmark 9½-hour film Shoah, Claude Lanzmann used just a small fraction of the 230 hours of footage he collected, leaving out some of the most poignant insights from Holocaust survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators. For more than two decades the Museum has pursued an ambitious project to preserve the outtakes, digitize them, and put them online. With that project complete, historians have already begun to make new discoveries, not least insights into survivors’ optimism and extraordinary will to survive.
Join historian Edna Friedberg and film archivist Lindsay Zarwell for a conversation about the film, Lanzmann's motivations, and new insights on this history.
Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Lindsay Zarwell, Film Archivist, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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