Film | 01/27, 10AM
Claude Lanzmann: SHOA
The international literature festival berlin [ilb] invites individuals, schools, universities, the media, and cultural institutions to participate in a worldwide film screening of »Shoah« by Claude Lanzmann on January 27, 2020. In the 9½-hour film, both surviving victims and perpetrators of the systematic extermination of Jews by the German Reich have a chance to speak. Lanzmann worked on the film for eleven years, from 1974–1985. The Berlinale awarded the director the Honorary Golden Bear for his life’s work in 2013.
January 27, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, was introduced by the United Nations in 2005 to commemorate the Holocaust and the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on January 27, 1945. The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was the largest German extermination camp during National Socialism. About 1.1 million people were murdered there. A total of over 5.6 million people fell victim to the Holocaust.