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Claude Lanzmann Shoah Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 1996.166
Collection Summary
Claude Lanzmann spent twelve years locating and interviewing survivors, perpetrators, eyewitnesses, and scholars for the nine-and-a-half-hour film SHOAH released in 1985. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the archive of SHOAH outtakes from Mr. Lanzmann on October 11, 1996, and have since been carrying out the painstaking work necessary to reconstruct and preserve the films, which consist of 185 hours of interview outtakes and 35 hours of location filming. The collection is jointly owned by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem. SHOAH is widely regarded as the seminal film on the subject of the Holocaust. It weaves together extraordinary testimonies to describe the step-by-step machinery implemented to destroy European Jewry. Critics call it “a sheer masterpiece” and a “monument against forgetting.”
Credit
Created by Claude Lanzmann during the filming of "Shoah," used by permission of USHMM and Yad Vashem
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Ehud Avriel

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5000 | Film ID: 3100, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104

Date
Event:  1979
Production:  1985

Paula Biren

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5001 | Film ID: 3105, 3106, 3107, 3108

Date
Event:  Winter 1978-1979
Production:  1985

Hansi Brand

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5002 | Film ID: 3109, 3110, 3111

Date
Event:  September or October 1979
Production:  1985

Ruth Elias - Theresienstadt, Auschwitz

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5003 | Film ID: 3112, 3113, 3114, 3115, 3116, 3117, 3118

Date
Event:  1979
Production:  1985

Siegmunt Forst

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5004 | Film ID: 3119, 3120, 3121, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3823

Date
Event:  November 1978
Production:  1985

Leib Garfunkel - Ghetto Kovno

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5005 | Film ID: 3125, 3126, 3127, 3128, 3129, 3130, 3131, 3132

Date
Event:  February 1976
Production:  1985

Jan Karski

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5006 | Film ID: 3133, 3134, 3135, 3136, 3137, 3138, 3139, 3140, 3141, 3142, 3143

Date
Event:  1978 October
Production:  1985

Hermann Landau

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5007 | Film ID: 3144, 3145, 3146, 3147

Date
Event:  1979
Production:  1985

Hanna Marton

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5008 | Film ID: 3148, 3149, 3150, 3151, 3152, 3153, 3154, 3155, 3156, 3157

Date
Event:  October 10-11, 1979
Production:  1985

Benjamin Murmelstein - Theresienstadt Judenaelteste

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5009 | Film ID: 3158, 3159, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164, 3165, 3166, 3167, 3168, 3169, 3170, 3171, 3172, 3173, 3174, 3175, 3176, 3177, 3178, 3179, 3180, 3181, 3182, 3183, 3184, 3185, 3186, 3187, 3188, 3189, 3190, 3734

Date
Event:  February 1976
Production:  1985

Andre Steiner

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5010 | Film ID: 3414, 3415, 3416, 3417, 3418, 3419

Date
Event:  Winter 1978-1979
Production:  1985

Abraham Bomba - Treblinka

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5011 | Film ID: 3197, 3198, 3199, 3200, 3201, 3202, 3203, 3204, 3205.1, 3205.2

Date
Event:  September 1979
Production:  1985

Filip Mueller - Auschwitz Sonderkommando

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5012 | Film ID: 3206, 3207, 3208, 3209, 3210, 3211, 3212, 3213, 3214, 3215

Date
Event:  Spring 1979
Production:  1985

Heinz Schubert - Einsatzgruppen

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5013 | Film ID: 3216, 3217, 3218, 3219

Date
Event:  1979
Production:  1985

Tadeusz Pankiewicz - Cracow

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5014 | Film ID: 3220

Date
Event:  March/April 1979 (Pologne II)
Production:  1985
Tadeusz Pankiewicz - Cracow

Gertrude Schneider

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5015 | Film ID: 3221, 3222, 3223, 3224, 3225, 4717

Date
Event:  November 1978
Production:  1985

Rudolf Vrba - Auschwitz

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5016 | Film ID: 3226, 3227, 3228, 3229, 3230, 3231, 3232, 3233, 3234, 3235

Date
Event:  November 1978
Production:  1985

Abba Kovner - Vilna

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5017 | Film ID: 3236, 3237, 3238, 3239, 3240, 3241, 3242, 3243, 3244, 3245

Date
Event:  September 27-28, 1979
Production:  1985

Karl Kretschmer - Einsatzgruppen

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5018 | Film ID: 3246, 3247

Date
Event:  Summer 1979
Production:  1985

Maurice Rossel - Red Cross

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5019 | Film ID: 3248, 3249, 3250, 3251, 3252, 3253

Date
Event:  April-May 1979
Production:  1985

Peter Bergson and Samuel Merlin - New York

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5020 | Film ID: 3254, 3255, 3256, 3257, 3258

Date
Event:  November 15?, 1978
Production:  1985

John Pehle - Allies

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5021 | Film ID: 3259, 3260, 3261, 3262, 3263, 3264

Date
Event:  November 1978
Production:  1985

Jacob Arnon

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5022 | Film ID: 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269

Date
Event:  September or October 1979
Production:  1985

Ada Lichtman

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5023 | Film ID: 3270, 3271, 3272, 3273, 3274, 3275, 3276, 3277

Date
Event:  September or October 1979
Production:  1985

Simon Srebnik - Chelmno

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5024 | Film ID: 3278, 3279, 3280, 3281, 3282, 3283, 3284, 3285, 3286, 3287, 3288, 3289, 3290, 3291, 3292

Date
Event:  September 1978 (Poland) and Fall 1979 (Israel)
Production:  1985

Gustav Laabs and Lettre Becker

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5025 | Film ID: 3824, 3293, 3383, 3384, 3385

Date
Event:  Summer 1979
Production:  1985

Mordechai Podchlebnik - Chelmno

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5026 | Film ID: 3294, 3295, 3296, 3297

Date
Event:  May 1979
Production:  1985

Hans Gewecke

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5027 | Film ID: 3298, 3299, 3300, 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3307, 3308, 3309, 3311, 3313

Date
Event:  Late Spring or Early Summer 1979
Production:  1985

Richard Glazar - Treblinka

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5028 | Film ID: 3314, 3315, 3316, 3317, 3318, 3319, 3320, 3321, 3322, 3323, 3324, 3325, 3326, 3327, 3328, 3329, 3330

Date
Event:  Late Spring 1979
Production:  1985

Hans Prause

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5029 | Film ID: 3331, 3332, 3333

Date
Event:  1978-1981 (Tournage en Allemagne)
Production:  1985

Yehuda Lerner - Sobibor

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5030 | Film ID: 3334, 3335, 3336, 3337, 3338

Date
Event:  October 11, 1979
Production:  1985

Jan Piwonski - Sobibor

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5031 | Film ID: 3339, 3340, 3341, 3342, 3343, 3344, 3345, 3346, 3347

Date
Event:  1978-1981 (Tournage en Pologne)
Production:  1985

Czeslaw Borowi - Treblinka

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5032 | Film ID: 3348, 3349, 3350, 3351

Date
Event:  July 1978
Production:  1985

Martha Michelsohn - Chelmno

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5033 | Film ID: 3352, 3353, 3354

Date
Event:  Summer 1979
Production:  1985

Franz Schalling - Chelmno, gas van

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5034 | Film ID: 3355, 3356

Date
Event:  1978-1981
Production:  1985

Eduard Kryshak

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5035 | Film ID: 3357, 3358, 3359, 3360, 3361

Date
Event:  Summer 1979
Production:  1985

Henryk Gawkowski and Treblinka railway workers

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5036 | Film ID: 3362, 3363, 3364, 3365, 3366, 3367, 3818, 3743, 3744, 3368, 3370, 3371, 3372

Date
Event:  July 1978
Production:  1985

Gustaw Alef Bolkowiak - Warsaw

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5037 | Film ID: 3373, 3374, 3375

Date
Event:  March/April 1979 (Pologne II)
Production:  1985

Hersh Smolar - Minsk ghetto

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5038 | Film ID: 3376, 3377, 3378, 3379, 3380, 3381, 3382

Date
Event:  September or October 1979
Production:  1985

Short interviews near Grabow (Maisons)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5039 | Film ID: 3386, 3387, 3388, 3389, 3390, 3391, 3392, 3393, 3394, 3395, 4721

Date
Event:  August 1978? Winter 1978/1979?
Production:  1985

Shmuel Tamir

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5040 | Film ID: 3396, 3397, 3398, 3399

Date
Event:  September or October 1979
Production:  1985

Society of the Survivors of the Riga Ghetto Conference (New York)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5041 | Film ID: 3400, 3401, 4646, 4705, 4706

Date
Event:  November 1978
Production:  1985

Franz Grassler

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5042 | Film ID: 3402, 3403, 3404, 3405

Date
Event:  1978-1981
Production:  1985

Corfu

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5043 | Film ID: 3406, 3407, 3408, 3409, 3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 4693, 4694, 4695, 4696, 4697

Date
Event:  September 1978
Production:  1985

Inge Deutschkron

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5044 | Film ID: 3420, 3421, 3422, 3423, 3424, 3425, 3426, 3427, 3428, 3429, 3430, 3431

Date
Event:  Late Spring or Early Summer 1979
Production:  1985

Raul Hilberg

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5045 | Film ID: 3768, 3769, 3770, 3771, 3772, 3773, 3774, 3775, 3776, 3777, 3778, 3779, 3780, 3781, 3477, 3478, 3480

Date
Event:  January 1979
Production:  1985

Franz Suchomel

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5046 | Film ID: 3753, 3754, 3755, 3756, 3757, 3758, 3759, 3760, 3761, 3762, 3763, 3764

Date
Event:  March 1976
Production:  1985

Roswell McClelland

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5047 | Film ID: 3432, 3433, 3434, 3435, 3436

Date
Event:  November 1978
Production:  1985

Simha Rotem and Itzhak Zuckerman

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5048 | Film ID: 3745, 3746, 3747, 3748, 3749, 3750, 3751, 3752, 3766

Date
Event:  October 4-6, 1979
Production:  1985

Yehuda Bauer

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5049 | Film ID: 3793, 3794, 3795, 3796, 3797, 3798, 3799

Date
Event:  1979
Production:  1985

Motke Zaidel and Itzak Dugin

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5050 | Film ID: 3782, 3783, 3784, 3785, 3786, 3787, 3788, 3789, 3790, 3791, 3792

Date
Event:  September 18-19, 1979
Production:  1985

Lore Oppenheimer and Hermann Ziering - Society of the Survivors of the Riga Ghetto (New York)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5051 | Film ID: 3804, 3805, 3806, 3807, 3808

Date
Event:  November 1978
Production:  1985

Becher - Mount Kisco / Weissmandel

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5052 | Film ID: 3820, 3821, 3822

Date
Event:  November 1978
Production:  1985

Pery Broad

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5053 | Film ID: 3437, 3438, 3439, 3440, 3441, 3442, 3443, 3672, 3673, 3674, 3675, 3676, 3677, 3678, 3679, 3680, 3681, 3684, 3685, 3686, 3687, 3688, 3689

Date
Event:  Summer 1979
Production:  1985

Jean Pictet - Red Cross

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5054 | Film ID: 3444, 3445, 3446, 3447

Date
Event:  1979 April 19
Production:  1985

Helena Pietyra - Auschwitz

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5055 | Film ID: 3448

Date
Event:  March/April 1979 (Pologne II)
Production:  1985

New York

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5056 | Film ID: 3449, 3450, 4718, 4719, 4720

Date
Event:  November 1978
Production:  1985

Auschwitz

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5057 | Film ID: 3451, 3612, 4698, 4699, 4700, 4701, 4702, 4703, 4704

Date
Event:  March/April 1979 (Pologne II)
Production:  1985

Camionnette (minibus used for hidden camera interviews)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5058 | Film ID: 3452, 3665

Date
Event:  1983 May 19
Production:  1985

Bronislaw Falborski

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5059 | Film ID: 3809, 3810

Date
Event:  March/April 1979 (Pologne II)
Production:  1985

Henry Feingold

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5060 | Film ID: 4606, 4607, 4608

Date
Event:  1979 February
Production:  1985

Robert Reams - Fish(ing Party)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5061 | Film ID: 3875, 3876, 3877, 3878, 3879

Date
Event:  Winter 1978-1979
Production:  1985

Richard Rubenstein

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5062 | Film ID: 3871, 3872, 3873, 3874, 3586

Date
Event:  Winter 1978-1979
Production:  1985

Alfred Spiess

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5063 | Film ID: 3895, 3896, 3897, 3898, 3899

Date
Event:  1978-1981
Production:  1985

Walter Stier

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5064 | Film ID: 3800, 3801, 3802, 3803, 3868, 3310, 3312

Date
Event:  1978-1981
Production:  1985

Brasserie Munich - Josef Oberhauser

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5065 | Film ID: 4609, 4610

Date
Event:  1978-1981
Production:  1985

Chelmno (CH)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5066 | Film ID: 3767, 4602, 4629, 4630, 4631, 4632, 4633, 4634, 4635, 4636, 4637, 4638, 4639, 4640

Date
Event:  March/April 1979 (Pologne II)
Production:  1985

Albert Ganzenmueller

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5067 | Film ID: 4605

Date
Event:  June 1978 to March 1979?
Production:  1985

Malka Goldberg - Warsaw

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5068 | Film ID: 3869, 3870

Date
Event:  May or September 1979
Production:  1985

Israel

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5069 | Film ID: 3611, 4722, 4723, 4724, 4725, 4726, 4727, 4728, 4729, 4730, 4731, 4732, 4733, 4734, 4735

Date
Event:  September or October 1979
Production:  1985

AJC offices - New York

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5070 | Film ID: 4600, 4601

Date
Event:  December 1978
Production:  1985

Dov Schilanski (audio only)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5071 | Film ID: 3618, 3619, 3620, 3621, 3622

Date
Event:  September or October 1979
Production:  1985

Faivel Ziegelbaum

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5072 | Film ID: 3882, 3883

Date
Event:  September or October 1979
Production:  1985

Yad Vashem

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5073 | Film ID: 3884, 3885, 3886

Date
Event:  October 12, 1979
Production:  1985

Mengele Factory Workers

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5074 | Film ID: 3887, 3631, 3632, 3633

Date
Event:  July 5, 1979
Production:  1985

Willy Hilse (audio only)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5075 | Film ID: 3634, 3635, 3636

Date
Event:  1978-1981
Production:  1985

Lettre Just 5 Juin 1942 (audio only)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5076 | Film ID: 3637, 3638, 4603

Date
Event:  May 1983
Production:  1985

Treblinka (TR)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5077 | Film ID: 3369, 3811, 3812, 3813, 3814, 3815, 3816, 3817, 3819, 4647, 4648, 4649, 4650, 4651, 4652, 4653, 4654, 4655, 4656, 4657, 4658, 4659, 4660, 4661, 4662, 4663, 4664, 4665, 4666, 4667, 4668, 4669, 4670, 4671, 4672, 4673

Date
Event:  July 1978 and 1981
Production:  1985

Dr. Wiener - Cracow

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5078 | Film ID: 3890, 3880, 3881

Date
Event:  March/April 1979 (Pologne II)
Production:  1985

Sobibor - Wlodowa (SOB)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5079 | Film ID: 4674, 4675, 4676, 4677, 4678, 4679, 4680, 4681, 4682, 4683, 4684, 4685, 4686, 4687, 4688, 4689, 4690, 4691, 4692

Date
Event:  1978 September
Production:  1985

Assembled shots (Poland and Israel)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5080 | Film ID: 3196, 4604, 4611

Date
Event:  Spring 1979

Theresienstadt and Prague

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5081 | Film ID: 3765, 4625

Date
Event:  Spring 1979
Production:  1985

Nahum Goldmann

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5082 | Film ID: 3865, 3866, 3867

Date
Event:  February 3-10, 1975
Production:  1985

Cracow

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5083 | Film ID: 3891, 3892, 3893, 3894

Date
Production: 

Bedrich Bass - Prague

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5084 | Film ID: 3888, 3889

Date
Event:  Spring 1979
Production:  1985

Germany and Switzerland

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5085 | Film ID: 4612, 4613, 4614, 4615, 4616, 4617, 4618, 4619, 4620, 4622, 4623, 4624

Date
Event:  Spring or Summer 1979
Production:  1985

US cities: Atlanta, Washington, DC and Panama City

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5086 | Film ID: 4626, 4627, 4628

Date
Event:  1979-1981
Production:  1985

Lublin and Majdanek

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5087 | Film ID: 4641, 4642

Date
Event:  1979-1981
Production:  1985

Belzec

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5088 | Film ID: 4707, 4708

Date
Production:  1985

Warsaw

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5089 | Film ID: 4709, 4710, 4711, 4712, 4713, 4714, 4715, 4716

Date
Production:  1985

Łódź

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5090 | Film ID: 4643, 4644, 4645

Date
Production:  1985
Event:  March/April 1979 (Pologne II)

Claude Lanzmann Shoah Collection

Document | Accession Number: 1996.166.1

Date
inclusive:  1975-1983
Claude Lanzmann Shoah Collection
 
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