Shoah: Claude Lanzmann, French Director of Seminal Holocaust Docu, Dies at 92

Claude Lanzmann, the French director of the seminal Holocaust documentary Shoah, has died in Paris at the age of 92.

Released in 1985, Shoah won the New York Film Critics Circle award for best non-fiction film and the BAFTA award for best documentary. Considered one of the greatest films ever made about the Holocaust, the filmmaker was honored at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival with a lifetime achievement honor, the Berlinale Golden Bear.

His other documentaries include Tsahal (1994), about the Israel Defense Forces, The Last of the Unjust (2013), about the last president of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in the former Czechoslovakia, and Napalm (2017).

In the 1950s, Lanzmann lived with French writer and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. He was married three times, once to French actress Judith Magre, then Angelika Schrobsdorff, a German writer and actress, and then to Dominique Petithory.