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Ghetto Chronicles Part I- Who Will Write Our History

Date(s) - Tuesday, February 25th
7:00 pm CST - 9:00 pm CST

Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Communities

dsc0801-version-2Ghetto Chronicles Part I- Who Will Write Our History
Film Screening and Talk-Back

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.

After screening this powerful film, join Amy Shapiro, Program Director of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at Alverno College, for a talk-back to explore the meaning of resistance in ghettos during the Holocaust and the significance of the Oyneg Shabes in the history of the Warsaw ghetto.

Walk-ins Welcome
Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Communities (1414 N. Prospect Ave.) 
Museum Members $5 | Nonmembers $7 | Ovation Residents FREE

About Amy H. Shapiro
Amy H. Shapiro, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, is Program Director of both Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at Alverno College. Her areas of expertise include epistemology, pedagogy and the Holocaust, gender and the Holocaust, feminist theory, and mindfulness and philosophy. An educator, author and lecturer, Shapiro is co-editor with Myrna Goldenberg of
Different Horrors Same Hell Gender and the Holocaust. She has led five travel courses to Places of the Holocaust. Shapiro is a member of the Milwaukee Jewish Community Yom Hashoah committee and was formerly Director of the Holocaust Education Resource Center. She is presently working on a book, Educating Against Genocide and Other Disorders of the Heart.

Sponsored by Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center. In partnership with Ovation Communities. Offered in connection with The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, January 24 – May 17, 2020.

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