Sunday, August 11th is the 9th of Av – Tisha B’Av. It is an annual fast day in Judaism which commemorates the anniversary of a number of disasters in Jewish history, primarily the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem.
In honor of Tisha B’av we will have a: Who Will Write Our History – Resistance Comes in Many Forms
When: Sunday, August 11th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Stone St (exact address upon RSVP).
Menu: A Bagels-and-Lox style Break-Fast will be served
Who Will Write Our History Summary
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.
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.