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Claude Lanzmann



L'action commence de nos jours à Chelmno-sur-Ner, Pologne. À 80 kilomètres au nord-ouest de Lodz, au cœur d'une région autrefois à fort peuplement juif, Chelmno fut en Pologne le site de la première extermination de Juifs par le gaz. Elle débuta le 7 décembre 1941.400 000 Juifs furent assassinés à Chelmno en deux périodes distinctes : décembre 1941 - printemps 1943 ; juin 1944 - janvier 1945. Le mode d'administration de mort demeura jusqu'à la fin identique : les camions à gaz.«Nous avons lu, après la guerre, des quantités de témoignages sur les ghettos, sur les camps d'extermination ; nous étions bouleversés. Mais en voyant aujourd'hui l'extraordinaire film de Claude Lanzmann, nous nous apercevons que nous n'avons rien su. Malgré toutes nos connaissances, l'affreuse expérience restait à distance de nous. Pour la première fois, nous la vivons dans notre tête, dans notre cœur, notre chair. Elle devient la nôtre.»Simone de Beauvoir.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1997
Publisher: Folio
Pages: 288
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070403783
ISBN 10: 2070403785

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