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TRT to air Holocaust documentary

Turkish TV station TRT is to become the first state broadcaster in the Muslim world to air the ten-hour documentary ‘Shoah’ about the extermination of European Jews, reports.

Claude Lanzmann’s acclaimed film, which was completed by the French director in 1985, has been subtitled for the first time in Turkish, Arabic and Persian (Farsi) by the Aladdin Project, which supports intercultural rapprochement, particularly between Jews and Muslims.

The film features interviews of Holocaust survivors, perpetrators and historians and took its director eleven years to complete.

A subtitled version of ‘Shoah’ was aired by Los Angeles-based satellite channel Pars TV for Farsi speaking viewers in March 2011.