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Le dernier de injustes Synecdoche présente ; une production Synecdoche, Le Pacte, Dor Film, Les Films Aleph ; en coproduction avec France 3 Cinema ; un film de Claude Lanzmann ; produit par David Frenkel, Jean Labadie, Danny Krausz

Publication | Library Call Number: DVD-1277 2 discs

1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only Elder of the Jews not to have been killed during the war. Murmelstein is a figure despised by many of the ghetto's surviving inhabitants even though, as a rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country. Intercut with footage of Lanzmann himself revisiting specific sites in Vienna and the Czech Republic, the brilliant Murmelstein -- sometimes excitedly but more often calmly -- explains his actions and precisely defines his paradoxical role in history.

Book cover
Variant Title
Last of the unjust
Projected medium
New York, NY : Cohen Media Group, c2013
Czech Republic
Terezín (Ústecký kraj)
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