Who Will Write Our History


MFA Remis Auditorium Thu, Nov 8, 2018 7:00 PM
Coolidge Corner Theatre Sun, Nov 11, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Roberta Grossman
Country:United States
Language:English, Yiddish, and Polish
Running Time:95 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts
Sponsored By:Marquis Jewelers, The Vilna Shul Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, and Yiddish Book Center


In 1940, days after the Nazis sealed the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of community leaders called the Oyneg Shabes decided to collect pictures and testimonies, burying them before their deportations. This film, created by Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg (the team behind Above and Beyond, BJFF 2014) brings the Oyneg Shabes archive to life, through interviews and rarely seen footage.


Both screenings followed by a conversation with director Roberta Grossman


Nov. 8 screening preceded by a performance by the Tufts Amalgamates, Tufts’ oldest mixed-gender a cappella group 


Nov. 11 screening moderated by Barnet Kessel, Executive Director, The Vilna Shul 


Screening as part of the Cummings Social Justice Film Series


Sponsored by Marquis JewelersThe Vilna Shul Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, and Yiddish Book Center