“Who Will Write Our History”
Friday, May 10, 2019
KM Rae Building
Cost: Free – underwritten by the Seward Arts Council, Seward Winter Movie Series and Erin and Kevin Knotek
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.
This movie is being shown during Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day and during the following week in over 200 venues in 40 countries.
We are honored to bring this movie to our community.
This movie is presented as a cooperative effort of the Seward Arts Council, Seward Winter Movie series, and Kevin and Erin Knotek.
Mature content: not meant for children