Shoah and My Life

Writer and filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, now 85 years old, will discuss his very first book, The Patagonian Hare, which was published in France in 2009 and recently translated into English. The Patagonian Hare tells Lanzmann's story and the story of France and Europe during the second half of the 20th Century -- from the French resistance movement during World War II to training in Israeli F16 fighter jets in the 1990s, from his friendship with Jean Paul Sartre and love affair with Simone de Beauvoir to the making of his groundbreaking nine-and-a-half-hour long documentary Shoah, in 1985. More than a memoir, The Patagonian Hare tackles questions of survival and courage in man's life and history. Claude Lanzmann will be in conversation with Paul Holdengräber.

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