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French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann will visit the Hebrew University

04/04/2013

 

Claude Lanzmann, the French Jewish director who made the epic film “Shoah,” will visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday, April 8, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day. He will be a guest of the Koebner Center for German History at the university and will participate in a discussion of his film with students in a seminar on German History in the 20th century as interpreted in films.  
 
The seminar will be held at 12:30 p.m. on the Mt. Scopus campus of the university. Journalists are invited to attend the seminar and/or to interview Lanzmann before or after the seminar. Those wishing to attend should notify the Division of Marketing and Communication at 02-5882811 in advance.
 
Prof. Moshe Zimmermann, head of the Koebner Center, said he was very grateful that Lanzmann agreed to come to the Hebrew University and meet with students in the seminar, since “Shoah” was one of the important cinematic achievements in documenting Holocaust history..
 
Lanzmann was born in France in 1925 and participated in the French resistance to the Nazis during World War II. After studies in universities in France and Germany, he began a career in journalism. In 1970 he made the film “Why Israel” and in 1973 started work on the film “Shoah” a nine-and-a- half hour production which won numerous prizes. 
 
Lanzmann, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Hebrew University in 1999, is in Israel this month, where he will be honored at an event organized by the Jerusalem Cinematheque. 
 
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French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann will visit the Hebrew University