The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present - for the first time on video in the UK - Claude Lanzmann's three films that he made as follow-ups to his landmark SHOAH, each of which explore in further depth specific aspects and events of the Nazis' extermination programme.
A Visitor from the Living (1997) is based on an interview conducted by Lanzmann with Maurice Rossel during the filming of Shoah. A member of the Berlin delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross from 1942, Rossel was the only member of the organisation to have visited Auschwitz in 1943, and to have also paid a trip to the "model ghetto" of Theresienstadt in June 1944.
Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4 P.M. (2001) recounts the prisoner uprising that took place in the Sobibor death camp in Poland. Only 50 prisoners ultimately evaded capture, while the rest were sent to their murders in the gas chamber.
The Karski Report (2010) is Lanzmanns brief film on Jan Karski, the Polish resistance figure who also featured in the final section of Shoah, and which recounts Karski's powerful testimonial given to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter on what he witnessed during a trip to the Warsaw Ghetto and to the extermination camp Belzec.