Oscar-nominated filmmaker Roberta Grossman joins Facing History for a discussion of her visionary film, Who Will Write Our History, exploring themes of resistance, participation, and the importance of telling one’s own story.
The award-winning film, Who Will Write Our History tells the extraordinary story of the Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine organization led by Emanuel Ringelblum in the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi German occupation of Poland. Creating an archive that was discovered only after the war, the Oyneg Shabes, collected diaries, essays, jokes, poems, and songs—anything that would counter Nazi propaganda and help the world understand life in the Ghetto from the perspective of its Jewish inhabitants.
During this webinar, educators will:
Learn how the filmmaker worked to safeguard the authentic voice and perspective of the members of the archive, preserving the integrity of the scholarship and the perspectives of those who endured the Holocaust.
Discuss how to guide students as they reflect on dominant narratives about their own communities, and consider how to tell their community’s story in a more just and equitable way.
This webinar is appropriate for teachers of history, journalism, literature, film, and Holocaust studies.
Facing History is proud to offer this webinar in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Discovery Channel.