Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Claude Lanzmann, the director behind the landmark nine-and-a-half-hour Holocaust documentary, “Shoah,” has died. He was 92.
A spokesperson for the Gallimard publishing house, which published his memoir, told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that Lanzmann died June 28 in a Paris hospital. No cause of death was given.
Released in 1985, “Shoah” — considered one of the greatest films ever made about the Holocaust — won the New York Film Critics Circle award for best nonfiction film and the BAFTA award for best documentary.
Lanzmann’s final project, “The Four Sisters” — a four-part documentary series that was made for the Franco-German broadcaster Arte — was released theatrically in France on the day before his death.
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