Upcoming Events at Avaya Auditorium
Jan 27, 2019 | 4:00 PM | Sunday
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Community: Downtown Austin
Join our International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust Global Screening Event When we will screen the film “Who Will Write Our History” followed by a post-screening discussion from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris with Director/Producer Rober
When we will screen the film “Who Will Write Our History” followed by a post-screening discussion from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris with Director/Producer Roberta Grossman, Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg, and author Sam Kassow will be moderated by Stephen Smith, Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation.
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are free but seating is limited so please register for this event.
Date: Sunday, 01/27/2019
Time: 3PM to 6PM
Location: Avaya Auditorium, POB (Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Building), Room 2.302, 201 E. 24th Street, Austin, TX 78712
Nearest parking is San Jacinto Garage: Google Maps
Sponsored by: Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
Film Screening: “Who Will Write Our History” (US, 2018)
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 detailed life in the Ghetto from the Jewish perspective. They commissioned diaries, essays, jokes, poems and songs. They documented Nazi atrocities with eyewitness accounts. They sent reports of mass murder to London via the Polish underground. Then, as trains deported them to the gas chambers of Treblinka and the Ghetto burned to the ground, they buried 60,000 pages of documentation in the hopes that the archive would survive the war, even if they did not.
Now, for the first time, the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes archive 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 archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. Featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award winner Adrian Brody, the film honors the Oyneg Shab