New York Times - 10/23/1985
"...The unspeakable is spoken. This is the extraordinary accomplishment of SHOAH....Unlike any other Holocaust film ever made..."
New York Times - 12/29/1985
Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1985"
Los Angeles Times - 06/04/1986
"...Claude Lanzmann has accomplished the seemingly impossible: He has brought such beauty to his recounting of the horror of the Holocaust that he has made it accessible and comprehensible..."
USA Today - 10/29/1999
"...[A] 9 1/2-hour Holocaust masterpiece, which is routinely cited as one of the five best documentaries ever made..."
Total Film - 03/01/2007 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] memory-bank meditation of devastating cumulative impact."
A.V. Club - 06/26/2013
"Claude Lanzmann's 1985 documentary, SHOAH, which runs more than nine hours, is a monument in celluloid, a film of almost unequalled scale, as befits the enormity of its subject."
This stunning documentary sheds light on one of the darkest hours in the history of mankind - the Holocaust. The entire program relies solely on the filmed testimony of Holocaust witnesses. Produced and directed by Claude Lanzmann. Portions of the program are subtitled. Acclaimed as the best Holocaust film, and one of the greatest films ever made.
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