Film Screening & Discussion: Who Will Write Our History

Movie roll background with an the movie poster superimposed. Poster is a quill pen with Holocaust related imagery with the film's title underneath.
Event Time
7:00 PM
AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, 90077 

Event Details

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.

Post-screening discussion with the film's director, Roberta Grossman, and Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Director, Sigi Ziering Institute, Exploring the Ethical & Religious Implications of the Holocaust, AJU.

Presented with BJE: Builders of Jewish Education and the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California.

Event Contact
Contact Name
Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(310) 440-1572
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