january, 27th: Shoah – worldwide screening on 75th International Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust

A call for participation in the worldwide screening of “Shoah” by Claude Lanzmann: this can take place privately in a small circle, in a school, in a cinema, in a cultural institution or through a TV channel

In the 9½-hour film “Shoah” 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. His film is regarded as an »pochal masterpiece of memory studies«

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

Until January 20th LCB will collect information about the screening you have organized at worldwidescreening@literaturfestival.com – so they can communicate the events on www.worldwidereading.com

Here you find a list of participants. There will be screenings in Austria, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Nigeria, Spain, USA

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