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Who Will Write Our History

May 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Film/Video | Conversation

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.

$15 for General Admission – PURCHASE HERE
$12 for Students/Seniors – PURCHASE HERE
FREE for TIOH Members – Online reservations closed; Tickets still available at the door.

Join us after the screening for a discussion with writer/director Roberta Grossman.

Co-Presented with our partners at Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Image: Julia Lewenfisz-Gorka, Wojciech Zielinski, and Marta Ormaniec portraying Ora, Abraham and Luba Lewin in a Ghetto street scene. Photo by Anna Wloch


May 7, 2019
7:30 pm
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Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States