French intellectuals Maxime Rodinson, Simone de Beauvoir, Claude Lanzmann, Regis Debray, Pierre Nora and Alain Finkielkraut pose at the Elysee palace, September 14, 1982. AFP

How Claude Lanzmann Felt About Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds'

What it was like meeting Claude Lanzmann, the man who tried to understand the impossible

In his life and in his work, Claude Lanzmann, who died on July 5 at the age of 92, bequeathed us the memory of the Holocaust. It started with “Shoah,” his 1985 epic (as Lanzmann himself termed it) documentary...

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