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Who Will Write Our History : 2019 New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival

Red River Theatres

Sunday • April 14

Clock Icon 3:00 PM
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11 S. Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

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Who Will Write Our History
Shown with
Righting a Wrong: The Bialystok Cemetery Restoration Project

New Hampshire Premiere 

 Special Guest: Director Roberta Grossman Via Skype 

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3:00 PM
Red River Theatres, Concord, NH

Director: Roberta Grossman
Feature Documentary, 2018, USA
95 minutes
English, Yiddish, Polish (with English subtitles)
Holocaust Content

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.

Who Will Write Our History recounts a bold story of Nazi resistance. And inside that one story are countless others, each immensely important. Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times
A story of remarkable foresight and dedication amid unthinkable horrors. The Hollywood Reporter

Righting a Wrong: The Bialystok Cemetery Restoration Project
Directors: Peter Koziell and Darren Garnick
Documentary, 2018, USA, Poland
4 minutes

Is it possible to "fix" or "repair" the hate crimes of the past or present? In the city of Bialystok, Poland, volunteers from the United States, Germany, Poland and Israel gather every summer to "right a wrong." The group is restoring Bialystok's last surviving Jewish cemetery, desecrated by the Nazis in World War II and later looted by neighbors who used gravestones as building materials. The volunteers know they cannot undo the horrors of the past, but say every toppled stone they stand in the sun again is a step in the right direction.

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