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New movie; Theresienstadt - Le dernier des injustes/The Last of the Unjust.

Article about: Le dernier des injustes/The Last of the Unjust. Directed by Claude Lanzmann A movie about Theresienstadt, the 'Elders,' their role and info on Eichmann. Le dernier des injustes (2013) - IMDb

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    Le dernier des injustes/The Last of the Unjust.

    Directed by Claude Lanzmann

    A movie about Theresienstadt, the 'Elders,' their role and info on Eichmann.

    Le dernier des injustes (2013) - IMDb

    Trailer:
    IMDb Trailer Gallery

    Blurb:

    "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 executioner best. 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."
    - Written by Synecdoche

    "1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadtghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews"* not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto. 2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 - without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations involved - exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town "given to the Jews by Hitler", a so-called model ghetto, but a ghetto of deceit chosen by Adolf Eichmann to dupe the world. We discover the extraordinary personality of Benjamin Murmelstein: a man blessed with a dazzling intelligence and a true courage, which, along with an unrivaled memory, makes him a wonderfully wry, sardonic and authentic storyteller. Through these three periods, from Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann, and exposes without artifice the savage contradictions of the Jewish Councils. *according to Nazi terminology"
    - Written by Cohen Media Group

    What the critics say about the three and a half hour long documentary:
    The Last of the Unjust - Critics Round Up

    David Hudson on 'The Last of the Unjust':
    Daily | Cannes 2013 | Claude Lanzmann’s THE LAST OF THE UNJUST | Keyframe - Explore the world of film.

    Hudson II
    Daily | NYFF 2013 | Claude Lanzmann’s THE LAST OF THE UNJUST | Keyframe - Explore the world of film.
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    Thanks for the heads up! Leon.
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