Who Will Write Our History

Film Screening and Discussion

Who Will Write Our History is a story of resistance.
It is a story about who gets to tell the story.
It is about a group of spiritual resistors who risked their lives so that the truth would survive, even if they did not.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:30 – 4pm

Gratz College Auditorium

7605 Old York Rd.
Melrose Park, PA 19027

11:45 am: Doors open
12:30 pm: Introductory Remarks
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Film Screening
2:50 – 3:50 pm: Facebook Live discussion with Author Samuel Kassow, Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg, and Director Roberta Grossman

Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door; teens are free


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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.

Event Partners:
Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation

ADL of Philadelphia

Gratz College

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!