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Turkey is 1st Muslim nation to show Holocaust film

Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 16:01

Ankara: Turkey has marked the international Holocaust Remembrance Day by airing a French epic documentary about the Holocaust.

TRT television`s documentary channel showed filmmaker Claude Lanzmann`s "Shoah" late on Thursday, on the eve of the remembrance day.

The filmmaker said this is the first time the film was broadcast on state television in a Muslim country.

The documentary was aired as part of a campaign to promote understanding between Jews and Muslims and to fight Holocaust denial.

Lanzmann worked for 11 years on the film, which was released in 1985.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 16:01

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