The Info List - Claude Lanzmann

Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
(French: [lanzman]; born 27 November 1925) is a French filmmaker known for the Holocaust
documentary film Shoah (1985).


1 Life and work 2 Shoah 3 Legacy and honors 4 Selected works 5 References 6 Further reading

Life and work[edit] Lanzmann was born in Paris
to a Jewish family that had immigrated to France
from Eastern Europe.[1] He is the brother of writer Jacques Lanzmann. He attended the Lycée Blaise-Pascal (fr) in Clermont-Ferrand. His family went into hiding during World War II.[2] He joined the French resistance
French resistance
at the age of 17 and fought in the Auvergne.[3] Lanzmann opposed the French war in Algeria and signed the 1960 antiwar petition Manifesto of the 121.[4] From 1952 to 1959 he lived with Simone de Beauvoir. In 1963 he married French actress Judith Magre. They divorced in 1971, and he next married Angelika Schrobsdorff, a German-Jewish writer.[5] He divorced a second time and married Dominique Petithory in 1995. He is the father of Angélique Lanzmann, born in 1950 and Félix Lanzmann (1993–2017[6]). Lanzmann is chief editor of the journal Les Temps Modernes, founded by Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre
and Simone de Beauvoir, and lecturer at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.[7] In 2009 he published his memoirs under the title Le lièvre de Patagonie ("The Patagonian Hare"). Shoah[edit] Main article: Shoah (film) Lanzmann's most renowned work, Shoah (1985), is a nine-and-a-half-hour oral history of the Holocaust, broadly considered to be the foremost film on the subject. Shoah is made without the use of any historical footage, and uses only first-person testimony from perpetrators and victims, and contemporary footage of Holocaust-related sites. Interviewees include the Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski
Jan Karski
and Raul Hilberg, the American Holocaust
historian. When the film was released, the director also published the complete text, including in English translation, with introductions by Lanzmann and Simone de Beauvoir. Lanzmann has disagreed, sometimes angrily, with attempts to understand the why of Hitler, stating that the evil of Hitler cannot or should not be explained and that to do so is immoral and an obscenity.[8] Legacy and honors[edit]

On July 14, 2011, he received the French Legion of Honor.[9] At the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival
63rd Berlin International Film Festival
in February 2013, Lanzmann was awarded with the Honorary Golden Bear.[10] 2010 Welt-Literaturpreis[11]

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Selected works[edit] Filmography

Israel, Why (Pourquoi Israel) (1973) Shoah (1985) Tsahal (film) (fr) (1994) A Visitor from the Living (fr) (1999) Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m (2001) Lights and Shadows (2008) The Karski Report (fr) (2010) The Last of the Unjust (2013) about Benjamin Murmelstein, Elder of Theresienstadt Napalm (2017) The Four Sisters (2018)

As subject

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015) a documentary about Lanzmann, directed by Adam Benzine


Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust : The Complete Text of the Film. Pantheon Books, New York 1985, ISBN 978-0-394-55142-5 The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir (translated by Frank Wynne). London: Atlantic Books, 2012, ISBN 978-1-84887-360-5 ; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 2012, ISBN 978-0-374-23004-3 La Tombe du divin plongeur. Gallimard, Paris
2012 ISBN 978-2-070-45677-2


^ "Fuse Feature: A Conversation with Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
about his memoir, "The Patagonian Hare"". The Arts Fuse. Retrieved 2014-03-04.  ^ On Campus: "Claude Lanzmann" Archived 2012-03-30 at the Wayback Machine., Columbia University News ^ Lawrence D. Kritzman, Brian J. Reilly, Malcolm DeBevoise. The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought Entry "Claude Lanzmann" ^ Israel's enemies take no prisoners., Tageszeitung, 6 July 2009 ^ "Nothing he hasn't done, nowhere he hasn't been". Lrb.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-04.  ^ [1] ^ Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
Faculty profile at European Graduate School ^ Rosenbaum, Ron (1999). " Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
and the War Against the Question Why". Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-679-43151-9.  ^ 'La promotion du 14 juillet de la Légion d'honneur', in Le Figaro, 14/07/2011 [2] ^ "Claude Lanzmann: an extraordinary prize for an extraordinary man". Vivamost.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16.  ^ "Auszeichnung: Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
erhält den "Welt"-Literaturpreis". Berliner Morgenpost
Berliner Morgenpost
(in German). October 2, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Claude Lanzmann.

Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
on IMDb Jeffries, Stuart. ' Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
on why Holocaust
documentary Shoah still matters', The Guardian, 9 June 2011. Lanzmann, Claude. "From the Holocaust
to the Holocaust", Telos, 42, 21 December 1979, 137–143 doi:10.3817/1279042137 'Witness to History: Claude Lanzmann’s Journey to Shoah, Weekly Standard, 8 October 2012. " Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
Shoah Collection", Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Film and Video Archive, United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum (video excerpts and transcripts of all interviews for Shoah, including outtakes). Galster, Ingrid (2011). "'Eine große Qualität meines Buches ist seine Ehrlichkeit.' Postscriptum zu der Debatte um die Autobiographie Claude Lanzmanns", in Das Argument, 290, 72–83.

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Honorary César


Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1976) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
(1976) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
(1977) Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati
(1977) Robert Dorfmann (1978) René Goscinny
René Goscinny
(1978) Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné
(1979) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1979) Pierre Braunberger (1980) Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
(1980) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1981) Alain Resnais (1981) Georges Dancigers (1982) Alexandre Mnouchkine (1982) Jean Nény (1982) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1982) Raimu
(1983) René Clément
René Clément
(1984) Georges de Beauregard (1984) Edwige Feuillère
Edwige Feuillère
(1984) Christian-Jaque (1985) Danielle Darrieux
Danielle Darrieux
(1985) Christine Gouze-Rénal (1985) Alain Poiré (1985) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1986) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1986) Jean Delannoy
Jean Delannoy
(1986) René Ferracci (1986) Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
(1986) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1987) Serge Silberman (1988) Bernard Blier
Bernard Blier
(1989) Paul Grimault
Paul Grimault
(1989) Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
(1990) Jean-Pierre Aumont
Jean-Pierre Aumont
(1991) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1992) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1993) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
(1993) Jean Carmet
Jean Carmet
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1995) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1995) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1996) Henri Verneuil
Henri Verneuil
(1996) Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour
(1997) Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
(1997) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1998) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1998) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1999) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(1999) Josiane Balasko
Josiane Balasko
(2000) Georges Cravenne
Georges Cravenne
(2000) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(2000) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese


Darry Cowl (2001) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2001) Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
(2001) Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
(2002) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2002) Claude Rich
Claude Rich
(2002) Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
(2003) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2003) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Micheline Presle
Micheline Presle
(2004) Jacques Dutronc
Jacques Dutronc
(2005) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2005) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2006) Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
(2006) Marlène Jobert
Marlène Jobert
(2007) Jude Law
Jude Law
(2007) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(2008) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(2008) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2009) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2010) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2011) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2012) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2013) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2014) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2015) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2016) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2017) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz

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