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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:22 PM

Recounting the nightmares of the Holocaust



January 28th, 2013
02:26 AM ET
By Lauren Russell, CNN

Photographer Maciek Nabrdalik was visiting a Holocaust memorial and museum in Poland when he noticed an obituary posted for one of the survivors. The next day there was another one.

“At that moment I realized that we are the last generation who can approach them to talk and ask questions,” he said.

Since then, he has sat down with more than 40 former camp prisoners to help tell their stories for his ongoing project, “The Irreversible.”

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/28/recounting-the-nightmares-of-the-holocaust/

http://www.theirreversible.com/?

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:53 PM

1. remembering is a very important part of learning

So many things are forgotten almost each generation seems to need to learn again.

Never forget should be a large part of life - Same with family histories, it should be past down to children, I am very discouraged at how little my nephews know about their family history. It even includes a holocaust victim, a Blonde Blue eyed Catholic one who was kept at the camps to entertain the officers although it was not her choice, Rejected by her family after the war. I think all this stuff will die with me, and fmily will not remember.

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:00 PM

2. Excellent and the photos are very haunting.

We will soon see the last of the survivors and I am glad that some are making an effort to assure that we never forget.

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:10 PM

3. A similar project was undertaken back in the '70s, 80's...

Shoah was a 1985 French documentary film directed by Claude Lanzmann about the Holocaust:

The film primarily consists of interviews and visits to key Holocaust sites.


Shoah took eleven years to make, beginning in 1974. The first six years of production were devoted to the recording of interviews with the individuals that appear in the film, which were conducted in 14 different countries. After the shooting had been completed, editing for the film continued for five years where it was cut from 350 hours of raw footage down to the 91⁄2 hours of the final version.


Roger Ebert described it as "an extraordinary film. It is not a documentary, not journalism, not propaganda, not political. It is an act of witness."

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