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This documentary by Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg reveals how a clandestine group in the Warsaw ghetto vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper.
Who Will Write Our History is the first documentary on the effort code-named Oneg Shabbat. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, a band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders secretly documented Nazi atrocities. The clandestine team faced constant danger, including the ever-present threat of being discovered by Gestapo agents. One of Ringelblum's greatest achievements was that the Germans never stumbled on the secret. The Oneg Shabbat resistors eventually buried 60,000 pages in hopes that the archive would survive the war, even if they did not.
Join us for the film screening of Who Will Write Our History followed by a panel discussion.
Greg Schneider, Executive Vice President, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
Rebecca Boehling, PhD, Acting Director, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Aviva F. Blumberg, Holocaust survivor, Warsaw Ghetto
Roberta Grossman, Director and Producer, Who Will Write Our History
Samuel Kassow, PhD, Charles H. Northam Professor of History, Trinity College, and author, Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive (2007)
Nancy Spielberg, Executive Producer, Who Will Write Our History
Meredith Vieira, Emmy-Award Winning TV Host and Executive Producer
All participants are invited to join a reception following the screening and discussion.
This program is free but reservations are required.
For more information, please contact the Museum’s Northeast Regional Office at 212.983.0825 or email@example.com.
Co-presented with Ronald S. Lauder, Katahdin Productions and The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany