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27 October 2019: Who Will Write our History

Sunday 27 October 2019, 11am

The Phoenix Cinema,

52 High Rd, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ

 

“Who Will Write our History”

 

Film Screening followed by a Q&A with Professor Antony Polonsky.

 

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.

In this moving film, their story is told in the documentary featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award winner Adrien Brody.

In English, and in Yiddish and Polish with English subtitles.

 

Further information and tickets: (£12/10 concessions): https://tinyurl.com/y2jtrt3c

INSTITUTE FOR POLISH-JEWISH STUDIES (IPJS)