Movies vist the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

A Visitor From the Living

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:January 1, 1997
Running time:65 minutes
Cast:Maurice Rossel, Claude Lanzmann
Director:Claude Lanzmann

Description: In 1979, while preparing Shoah, his eight-and-a-half hour documentary on witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust, Claude Lanzmann filmed an interview with Maurice Rossel, who in 1944 was a representative of the Swiss Red Cross. In an official capacity, Rossel was asked to inspect Theresienstadt, a ghetto where Nazis housed wealthy and socially prominent Jews who were being temporarily spared from execution. Lanzmann felt the interview would not fit into his film, and he has now used it as the basis for this separate film. In his interview, Rossel admits that he gave Theresienstadt a clean bill of health and would probably do so again today, and that he was also given a tour of Auschwitz, which he did not realize was a death camp despite the sullen, haunted looks he received from the inmates. Lanzmann's line of questioning eventually raises the issues of to what degree Rossel and others like him were manipulated by the Nazis -- and to what degree they were willing to be manipulated as a consequence of their own politics and prejudices.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.