Projection of the documentary ”Who Will Write Our History”, dedicated to Holocaust victims
Article published on 22-01-2019
"Bucharest Jewish Film Festival" in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania organize Sunday, 27 January at 18:00, at the headquarters of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Aleea Alexandru 38, the screening of the documentary "Who will write our history".
The documentary film will be presented as a premiere and simultaneously at the UNESCO Paris headquarters, at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., and the Los Angeles Tolerance Museum. As well, on the same day and at the same time, over 400 cinemas, synagogues, churches, universities, museums and community centers around the world will present the documentary.
Synopsis "Who will write our history"
In November 1940, just a few days after the Nazis closed down 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret group of journalists, teachers and community leaders was set up to fight the Nazis. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, known as Oyneg Shabes, the clandestine group has decided to confront and defeat the lies of Nazi propaganda, not by force of weapons, but by pen and paper. Their story is now brought for the first time on screen in a documentary film written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman, with executive producers Nancy Spielberg, Ronald Lauder and Al Berg.
Rare archive images intertwine with interviews and dramatizations, making us witnesses to the life of some courageous resistance fighters who faced the enemy with the supreme weapon - the truth. These heroes risked everything for their archive to survive the war, even if they did not succeed. In 1999 OYNEG SHABES archives entered in the UNESCO heritage.
At the Holocaust Victims' Memorial Event at the Romanian Cultural Institute headquarters will take the floor: Krizbai Béla Dan - Vice President of RCI, Prof. Dr. Răzvan Teodorescu - Vice President of the Romanian Academy, Dr. Aurel Vainer - President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania, Rodica Precupeţu - Counselor, European Federation of Clubs for UNESCO, and Dan Schlanger - President of the Bucharest Jewish Film Festival.
Entry to the event is free within the limits of available seats.
Following the resolution adopted on 1 November 2005 by the United Nations, January 27 was designated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.