A film by Roberta Grossman, featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody
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.
PHRF is proud to be a sponsor of this global screening event, as part of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
ADL of Philadelphia
The Holocaust Awareness Museum & Education Center
Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
This program is proudly brought to you in cooperation with the Consortium of Holocaust Educators of Greater Philadelphia.
Act 48 credit is available!