Join The National WWII Museum on International Holocaust Remembrance Day for a global screening event of the award-winning documentary Who Will Write Our History, Roberta Grossman’s film about Emanuel Ringelblum’s clandestine archive of daily life and resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. The screening is free and open to the public. No reservations are required, and seating for the film will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who Will Write Our History is written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg. 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 group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda, not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. 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 Warsaw Ghetto and into the lives of these courageous resistance fighters.
View the theatrical trailer here.
On January 27, the film will screen in more than 80 venues across America and around the world. As part of the official launch of the Museum’s Taube Family Holocaust Education Program, Who Will Write Our History made its regional debut at the Museum in October 2018 accompanied by a day-long symposium, Topics in Holocaust Studies: "What Do We Do When the Witnesses Are Gone?"
For questions, please call 504-528-1944 x 225.
Sponsored by Taube Philanthropies, the screening is part of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program.