This post has been updated. The film has been shown. Here’s a new account.
Turkish public television will show an epic French documentary about the Holocaust, the first broadcast of its kind by national media in a Muslim state… A spokesman for Turkish public television TRT said the 1985 film “Shoah” would be shown on one of the network’s 14 channels…
The director of nine-hour-plus documentary, Claude Lanzmann, called the Turkish move historic. Turkey’s broadcast of the film is the culmination of work by the Aladdin Project, a Paris-based group which tries to improve Jewish-Muslim relations.
The group said in a statement the film would be shown Thursday, the day before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, adding that it had never before been shown in its entirety in a Muslim country. Consisting largely of Holocaust-survivor interviews, the film examines the killing of European Jews in Nazi death camps during the Second World War… (click here)