The Holocaust in Literature and Film: Revisiting Claude Lanzmann’s ‘Shoah’

  • November 5, 2018 • 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Umrath Lounge

First person narratives from those who have lived through horrific experiences such as the Nazi Holocaust are especially powerful, and they enter our collective cultural conscience through a variety of artistic expressions. One of the most moving representations of the Holocaust, told through the voices of survivors, witnesses and perpetrators, is the landmark film, “Shoah” by the late great Claude Lanzmann.

For this year’s Holocaust Memorial Lecture, the British cultural scholar Sue Vice will explore why “Shoah”, and the footage cut from it, holds a special place in the pantheon of Holocaust studies, as it uniquely bridges the gap between historical and aesthetic approaches to understanding the Holocaust era.