I was 29 and got to interview Claude Lanzmann in Paris for NRC. (...) The interview was at his home, he answered all questions extensively. While he was speaking about Auschwitz and the way he approached the camp executioners with hidden camera, he groped me. Fending hem off politely, I let him do it. I knew my place. He was the big film-maker, I was nobody. Besides, I needed the interview, leaving without was no option. The interesting thing was that neither he nor me said something about his behaviour.
When he behaved too scary, I stood up and said I had to go. He insisted on giving me a ride and I even got in his car. Why? I can't tell. Eventually I regained clear thinking. At a traffic light I got out. I wrote the article (http://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?coll=ddd&query=type%3D%22artikel%22+AND+%28%22Shoah%22%29+AND+%28%28%22Lanzmann%22%29+AND+%28%22Claude%22%29%29&facets%5Bpapertitle%5D%5B%5D=NRC+Handelsblad&facets%5Bperiode%5D%5B%5D=1%7C20e_eeuw%7C1980-1989%7C&page=1&identifier=KBNRC01%3A000028775%3Ampeg21%3Aa0125&resultsidentifier=KBNRC01%3A000028775%3Ampeg21%3Aa0125) and told no one. I kept silence out of respect for the art. Later I heard I wasn't the only one. That helped.
On television last night, she insisted on what a great movie 'Shoah' still is, like she was apologizing for outing him. That's telling. It's like he shares in the sacrosanctity of the 'holocaust'.