Claude Lanzmanns Shoah und meine Generation in Alemania

  • Stefan Gandler Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Keywords: Shoah (movie), Ideology in the Post-National Socialism, Claude Lanzmann, Destruction of the European Jews

Abstract

The movie Shoah from the intellectual, filmmaker, editor of «Les Temps Modernes» and former Résistance-fighter Claude Lanzmann, who recently passed away, presented for important parts of my generation in Germany a radical turning point. For the first time we had been able to conceive that the destruction of the European Jews took place almost in immediate geographic and historical neighborhood. In one shot it got clear to us –who understood ourselves as student activists with a critical posture towards capitalism and domination– that in reality we hadn't known nothing about the Shoah.

Published
2019-06-13