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Liberation from the Concentration Camps: Rare Footage at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

This is the genius of Gertten's documentary: That he takes the footage and plays it in slow motion, so we see each nuance of each facial expression, and we become intimate with the survivors. In the beginning of the film, all the faces in the crowd are anonymous. By the end, we know them.

Director Claude Lanzmann Speaks About the Making of Shoah

Karin Badt | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts
Karin Badt

"No one survives an extermination camp. These two are miracles. They are ghosts. Notice that they never speak in terms of 'I' but in terms of 'we'. They are spokespeople for the dead. They are martyrs, heroes, saints."