Who Will Write Our History

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Who Will Write Our History

April 3, 7:30: Q&A with Ambassador Maciej Golubiewski, the Polish Consul General in New York, and Sam Kassow, author of the award-winning book Who Will Write Our History with RECEPTION; April 17, 5:10: Q&A producer Nancy Spielberg

In November 1940, just days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a clandestine group of scholars, journalists, and community leaders committed to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, who was known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this secret band promised to defeat Nazi propaganda and lies not with guns or brute force, but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told cinematically, in writer/producer/director Roberta Grossman’s (Above and Beyond) engrossing and potent documentary. Who Will Write Our History interweaves the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive—which contains 30,000 pages of material—with new interviews, rarely seen footage, and stunning dramatizations. It transports us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters who defied their enemy with the most potent weapon—the truth—and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not. Featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award winner Adrian Brody.

SPONSORED BY AJC

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

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Q&A with Ambassador Maciej Golubiewski, the Polish Consul General in New York and Sam Kassow, author of the award-winning book Who Will Write Our History with RECEPTION
Wednesday, Apr. 3 2019, 7:30
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Q&A producer Nancy Spielberg
Wednesday, Apr. 17 2019, 5:10
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This film is part of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2019 series.



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