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Yom HaShoah Commemoration: Who Will Write Our History

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Temple Rodef Shalom

2100 Westmoreland Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

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Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Wednesday, May 1 from 7:00 PM - 9 PM

As part of our Yom HaShoah observance, we will present a viewing of the documentary, Who Will Write Our History, followed by a talk facilitated by TRS member Suzy Snyder, a curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, 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. 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.

All are welcome.

Contact: Cookie Mandell, cmandell@templerodefshalom.org

Cost: Free

RSVP: requested, but walk-ins welcome.

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