shoah was released in 1985 and hailed as the definitive work on the Holocaust.
“shoah,” the word the rabbis came up with to name the Catastrophe, is still improper.
After total war with millions dead and the shoah comes what?
I give them the most honest answer—which is: when I started working on shoah, in the mid 1970s.
Kellow writes that in 1985, when the firestorm over shoah was at high heat, the Voice had become “her by-now regular adversary.”
Lanzmann has always shunned archival footage; they are hardly used at all in shoah or The Last of the Unjust.
What is the great chronicler of the shoah doing being chummy with a collaborator?
shoah, by the way, is a topic that Kellow would have been well advised to avoid.
In other words, the joke can be considered of a piece with other attempts to keep the shoah alive in popular memory.
As we were getting ready to repair to his capacious table, we were joined by Claude Lanzmann, the maker of the film shoah.