Who Will Write Our History

Who will write our history
Thursday,
June 6, 2019
7:00 PM FREE! DONATION
REQUESTED!
Temple Beth Shalom
7300 Hart Lane
Austin,Tx 78731.
Q&A following the film with Author Sam Kassow
Reserved Tickets

Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto 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 in the documentary featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.

FILM DETAILS
Title: Who Will Write Our History
Running: 95 min.
Director: Roberta Grossman
Genre: Documentary
Language: English | Yiddish | Polish (with subtitles)
Country: USA | Poland
Year: 2018
Program: Author Sam Kassow will introduce the film and do a Q&A following its showing.
Synopsis
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.
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