French writer, journalist and movie producer Claude Lanzmann poses in his office in Paris, May 11, 1985. AFP

From Sartre to 'Shoah': The Cinematic Legacy of Legendary Jewish Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann

The French director's legacy will be dominated by his landmark documentary 'Shoah,' but he had as much to contribute to the documentary oeuvre as he did to Jewish history and thought

Claude Lanzmann was born in Paris in 1925 and passed away on Thursday at 92. His parents were Jewish emigrants from Eastern Europe. When World War II broke out, his family was directly affected by the Nazis’...

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