WORLD PREMIERE: 19.05.2013 at Filmfestival Cannes
VIENNALE PREMIERE: 27.10.2013
Berlinale 2013: Claude Lanzmann receives a Honorary Golden Bear as Lifetime Achievement Award!
A place: Theresienstadt. A unique place of propaganda which Adolf
Eichmann called the «model ghetto», designed to mislead the world and
Jewish people regarding its real nature, to be the last step before the
gas chamber. A man: Benjamin Murmelstein, last president of the
Theresienstadt Jewish Council, a fallen hero condemned to exile, who was
forced to negotiate day after day from 1938 until the end of the war
with Eichmann, to whose trial Murmelstein wasn't even called to testify.
Even though he was without a doubt the one who knew the Nazi
More than twenty-five years after Shoah, Claude
Lanzmann's new film reveals a little-known yet fundamental aspect of
the Holocaust, and sheds light on the origins of the "Final Solution"
like never before.