The Last of the Unjust
aka Le dernier des injustes First screened in September 2013
Director: Claude Lanzmann. Documentary built around the testimonies of Benjamin Murmelstein, the only surviving Jewish Elder from the Jewish ghetto at Theresienstadt, a much-exploited site in Nazi propaganda. Screenplay: Claude Lanzmann. Twitter Capsule:
Lanzmann's epic rigor applied to one remarkable witness whose candor tilts inevitably into contradiction.
Instant, unfair rep as Shoah footnote. This is not a retread. Stitches individual to collective experience in a distinct way. Different range of tones, too. Don't skip it.