Who Will Write Our History

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 Oneg 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.

With the release of “Who Will Write Our History?” the vision of the volunteers who wanted to be “the future teachers” of the Holocaust will take another step forward. Learn more about the Oneg Shabbat archives.

Be part of an unprecedented global screening event on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Across the world, on a single day, movie theaters, churches, mosques, synagogues, universities, museums, and community centers will screen Who Will Write Our History. The global screening is in partnership with the World Jewish Congress, USC Shoah Foundation, Jewish Historical Institute, UNESCO, and others.

Who Will Write Our History
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Congregation B'nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento
Tickets available now!

$8 Friends of the Festival & Students
$10 Seniors
$12 Seniors
Free Parking
Sponsors: JCRC, CVHEN, 2G Descendants of Holocaust Survivors