Photo Credit: Anna Wloch
Julia Lewenfisz-Gorka, Wojciech Zielinski, and Marta Ormaniec portraying Ora, Abraham and Luba Lewin in a Ghetto street scene. Photo Credit: Anna Wloch
Holocaust Documentary makes its Television Debut on Discovery
The documentary, titled Who Will Write Our History, highlights the extraordinary efforts of a group who defied the odds and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.
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; not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary Who Will Write Our History.
The documentary written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, tells the story of a secret band of resistance leaders who risked everything to protect their legacy. Headed by Polish-Jewish 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.
Featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrian Brody, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations (shot on location in Lodz and Warsaw, Poland) to transport audiences inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters.
Premiering to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Who Will Write Our History debuts Sunday, January 26 at 3pm on Discovery Channel and on Discovery GO.
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