Who Will Write Our History

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Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto 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 in the documentary featuring the voices of threetime Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.

Director Roberta Grossman
Produced by Roberta Grossman
Executive Producers Nancy Spielberg
Music Todd Boekelheide
Cinematography Dyanna Taylor
Edited by Chris Callister and Ondine Rarey
Length: 90′
Language: English, Polish, Yiddish
Country: USA, Poland
Year: 2018


An award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, Roberta Grossman has written, directed, and produced more than 40 hours of film and television. What sets her films apart are high production values, beautiful cinematic craftsmanship and inspiring protagonists. Grossman’s films tell stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the
name of justice. According to Grossman, “making a documentary is like pushing Sisyphus’ rock up a steep mountain. The only way to summit is to have a sense of personal responsibility to tell a story that would otherwise remain untold.”