"Who Will Write Our History (2018)"

Film screening and discussion with author and professor, Samuel Kassow:

“Which side of the story becomes the official narrative? Whose accounts do we elevate to the level of ‘truth,’ and whose do we ignore or even bury? What is real, and what is fake? These are top-of-mind questions in 2018. They also preoccupied a courageous group of resistance fighters imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto in World War II.” (Filmmaker Roberta Grossman, Above and BeyondHava Nagila: The Movie)

Roberta Grossman brings to life “arguably, the most important Holocaust story never told.” (Tablet) 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. 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. Based on the acclaimed book by Samuel Kassow, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations.

**This is a ticketed event**

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://tjff.com/chai-tea-film-event-who-will-write-our-history/

This event is co-presented with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Date & Time
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:30pm

Location
Empress Walk Theatre, 5095 Yonge Street