Special Screening: FILM | "Who Will Write Our History?" with director Q&A

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002



Who Will Write Our Story?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. 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.

USA, 2018, directed by Roberta Grossman, English, Yiddish, Polish.

With an introduction and Q&A by the film's director Roberta Grossman and the book's author Professor Samuel D. Kassow.

Award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, Roberta Grossman has written, directed and produced more than 40 hours of film and television. Professor

Samuel D. Kassow is the Charles Northam Professor of History at Trinity College. He is author of Who Will Write Our History? Professor Kassow will be available to sign books after the screening.

Student | $4
Yiddish Book Center or Springfield JCC Members | $6
General Admission | $8

Purchase your tickets online in advance, and receive a discount on Samuel Kassow's book, Who Will Write Our History?, in the Yiddish Book Center's English-language bookstore at the screening (15% for members, 10% for non-members). Professor Kassow will be available to sign books after the screening. The bookstore will be open at 6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.

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