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The Last of the Unjust

The Last of the Unjust
  • 2013
  • France/Austria
  • 220 min
  • Directed by: Claude Lanzmann

Fascinating documentary using interview footage of Benjamin Murmelstein, last director of the Jewish Council at Theresienstadt concentration camp, filmed for but ultimately not used in Lanzmann's 1985 Shoah. Lanzmann asks all the tough questions and Murmelstein comes across as smart, forceful and willing to explain his actions.

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The Last of the Unjust

5 Jan 20155 stars

Claude Lanzmann revisits the subject of the Holocaust in this fine documentary

Claude Lanzmann's Shoah is one of the most important documentaries ever made. His monumental oral history of the Holocaust was constructed over 12 years. In 1975 in Rome, Lanzmann interviewed Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Jewish…

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