The Atlantic Jewish Council

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration in Halifax – Jan. 27th, 2019, Pier 21

Event Details

Who Will Write Our History – Director: Roberta Grossman, 2018, 94 minutes, USA, English, Polish, Yiddish, with English subtitles.

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In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, and the University of King’s College present a special screening of the award winning film Who Will Write Our History.

Who Will Write Our History explores the history of the Oyneg Shabes, a group of scholars, journalists and community leaders who worked in the Warsaw Ghetto to defeat Nazi propaganda “not with fists, but with pen and paper.” Through their brave actions, the group collected and preserved thousands of documents, burying them in three caches of metal boxes and milk cans. Two caches have been found, one in 1946 and another in 1950. Collectively they contained more than 35,000 pages ranging from works of art, photographs, execution announcements and hand-drawn maps of concentration camps. Today the collection, known as the Ringelblum Archive (named for the group’s leader) is housed at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland.

Dr. Dorota Glowacka, Director of Contemporary Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of King’s College will introduce the film with a short presentation.