From Where They Stood

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From Where They Stood

It is not widely known that a handful of prisoners in the Nazi death camps managed somehow to take clandestine photographs of the hell that was being hidden from the world. Director Christophe Cognet retraces the footsteps of these courageous men and women in a quest to unearth the circumstances and the stories behind their photographs.

Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, History, Jewish Culture, Fascism
Runtime
115
Language
French, German, Polish
Director
Christophe Cognet
Writer(s)
Christophe Cognet
Cast
Tal Bruttman, Christophe Cognet, Corinne Halter
FEATURED REVIEW
Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

Christophe Cognet’s “From Where They Stood” scrutinizes an astonishing record of the Holocaust: photographs secretly taken by prisoners within Auschwitz-Birkenau and other concentration camps. Cognet’s analytical documentary adopts the stance of an investigating historian to explicate the pictures ...

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