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"Who Will Write Our History" film showing

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm

West Village F020

Event Type



Library, CSSH, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Jewish Studies Program, Master Calendar

Sponsoring Organization

Jewish Studies Program, University Library, Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee

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