Who Will Write Our History is a 90-minute documentary film about Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. The film is based on the book of the same name by historian Samuel Kassow.
Adrien Brody, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Pianist, has the voiceover role of Emanuel Ringelblum, the hero of the story. Three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen is the voice of Rachel Auerbach, the film's narrator.
The Oyneg Shabes Archive is an extraordinary achievement of self-study in the very depths of hell, documenting not only how the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto died, but how they lived. With 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, advertisements, documents and more, the Oyneg Shabes Archive is the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts to survive the Holocaust. It is the Dead Sea Scrolls rising from the rubble of the Ghetto.
Who Will Write Our History is one of the most important films yet to be made about the Holocaust. Michael Berenbaum
And yet, the Archive remains largely unknown outside academic circles. This film will change that, in the way that only a film can do, by making the story accessible to millions of people around the world.
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Release date set for early 2018.
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Nancy Spielberg, Executive Producer
Roberta Grossman, Director
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