Claude Lanzmann

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Birthday
27, 1925
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 5, 2018 (92)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
27, 1925
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 5, 2018 (92)

About

French filmmaker who directed the acclaimed nine-and-a-half hour Holocaust documentary Shoah, which was released in 1985.

Before Fame

He joined the French resistance during World War II at the age of 18 and fought in Auvergne.

Trivia

He was awarded with the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2013.

Family Life

His brother was the writer Jacques Lanzmann.

Associated With

He angrily disagreed with attempts to understand the motivations of Adolf Hitler, believing that such evil could not and should not be explained.