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Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska's The Last Stage and the Politics of Commemoration

Screening Auschwitz Wanda Jakubowska s The Last Stage and the Politics of Commemoration Screening Auschwitz examines the classic Polish Holocaust film The Last Stage Ostatni etap directed by the Auschwitz survivor Wanda Jakubowska Released in The Last Stage was a pionee

  • Title: Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska's The Last Stage and the Politics of Commemoration
  • Author: Marek Haltof
  • ISBN: 9780810136083
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Screening Auschwitz examines the classic Polish Holocaust film The Last Stage Ostatni etap , directed by the Auschwitz survivor Wanda Jakubowska 1907 1998 Released in 1948, The Last Stage was a pioneering work and the first narrative film to portray the Nazi concentration and extermination camp complex of Auschwitz Birkenau Marek Haltof s fascinating book offers EngliScreening Auschwitz examines the classic Polish Holocaust film The Last Stage Ostatni etap , directed by the Auschwitz survivor Wanda Jakubowska 1907 1998 Released in 1948, The Last Stage was a pioneering work and the first narrative film to portray the Nazi concentration and extermination camp complex of Auschwitz Birkenau Marek Haltof s fascinating book offers English speaking readers a wealth of new materials, mostly from original Polish sources obtained through extensive archival research With its powerful dramatization of the camp experience, The Last Stage established several quasi documentary themes easily discernible in later film narratives of the Shoah dark, realistic images of the camp, a passionate moral appeal, and clear divisions between victims and perpetrators Jakubowska s film introduced images that are now archetypal for example, morning and evening roll calls on the Appelplatz, the arrival of transport trains at Birkenau, the separation of families upon arrival, and tracking shots over the belongings left behind by those who were gassed These and other images are taken up by a number of subsequent American films, including George Stevens s The Diary of Anne Frank 1959 , Alan Pakula s Sophie s Choice 1982 , and Steven Spielberg s Schindler s List 1993 Haltof discusses the unusual circumstances that surrounded the film s production on location at Auschwitz Birkenau and summarizes critical debates surrounding the film s release The book offers much of interest to film historians and readers interested in the Holocaust.

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