Cast & Crew
Caroline Champetier Deribes
Claude Lanzmann constructed this documentary around an interview he conducted with Maurice Rossel in 1979, during the shooting of "Shoah" (France/Switzerland/1985). Theresienstadt, a fortified town 50 miles northeast of Prague, had been chosen by the Nazis as the place for a "model ghetto," a ghetto for show. As an International Red Cross representative, Rossel was selected to inspect the "model ghetto" at Theresienstadt in June 1944. Lanzmann documents how the Holocaust was allowed to happen by a world full of so-called decent human beings.
"A Visitor From the Living" was video projected at the 1999 New York Film Festival.
Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.
Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "9th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival" January 16-27, 2000.
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