Representing the Einsatzgruppen: The Outtakes of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah

  • Sue Vice
Part of the The Holocaust and Its Contexts book series (HOLC)


In this chapter, I will ask why literary and filmic representations of the wartime Einsatzgruppen are so much less common than those of the other experiences of the Holocaust years, such as living in hiding or in ghettos, and imprisonment in concentration and death camps. In an attempt to answer this question, I will consider whether Claude Lanzmann’s reasons for excluding two Einsatzgruppen interviews from Shoah are justified on aesthetic and pragmatic grounds, and whether they possess a wider applicability.


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