A secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back against Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper in the 1940s. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary Who Will Write Our History.
At a time when hate attacks are at an all-time high, facts are branded as “fake news” and journalism is under attack, WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY, a documentary written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, highlights the extraordinary efforts of a group 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.
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019, Who Will Write Our History had an unprecedented global theatrical release with 355 organized screenings in 55 countries. In addition, the film had a premiere screening and Facebook Live integrated event at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, with the participation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland, Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Birkenau, Poland.