The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) will be joining more than 150 organizations in more than 30 countries for an unprecedented global screening of the new documentary, Who Will Write Our History, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Who Will Write Our History is written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman, executive produced by Nancy Spielberg and is based on the book Who Will Write Our History? By Samuel D. Kassow. The film tells the story of historian Emanuel Ringelblum and the secret archive he created in the Warsaw ghetto.
In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders, called Oyneg Shabes, decided to fight back. 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, who 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.
Adapted from the 1853 slave narrative memoir under the same name, the 2013 film received critical claim. The Lewis Latimer House Museum is screening it for free in celebration of Black History Month.
Space is limited, please RSVP in advance. Ticket sales start at noon on January 11.
The 2019 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.