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About This Event

Time: December 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. EST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
United States

Co-presented with:

Ronald S. Lauder

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  • Image courtesy of Katahdin Productions
  • Image courtesy of Katahdin Productions

Online registration is closed and the event is at capacity.

Due to our overwhelming response, our event is at capacity and we cannot offer any seats to the guests on the waitlist.

We are very sorry and hope you'll consider attending a future event with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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.

Opening Remarks
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

Co-presented with Ronald S. Lauder, Katahdin Productions and The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany