Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m

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Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m
Claude Lanzmann, 2001
France | 95 minutes

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"Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m is comprised primarily of an interview Lanzmann conducted in 1979 with a Holocaust survivor named Yehuda Lerner about the uprising at Sobibor, a Nazi extermination camp in eastern Poland, the only successful Jewish-prisoner insurrection of the war. This film isn’t just an epilogue to Shoah, it’s a rebuttal to the dominant mythology of Jewish acquiescence and martyrdom, and as such, a critique of turning history into the comforts of fiction. It’s historiography with a vengeance." —Manohla Dargis, Film Comment July/August 2001

Series: Film Comment Selects

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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