Who Will Write Our History

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.

Year:
2018
Length:
95 minutes
Country:
Director:
Roberta Grossman
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Shown at

  1. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. Cleveland Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  4. Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  5. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  6. Rutgers Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  7. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  8. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  9. Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  10. Victoria International Jewish Film Festival - 2018

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