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Date:
January 30, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
The MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center
Address:
198 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Contact:
7574412965
Email:
Cost:
FREE
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Screening: Who Will Write Our History

Thursday, January 30, 2020

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of the remaining Nazi concentration camps. To mark these anniversaries, the MacArthur Memorial, the Tidewater Jewish Federation, and the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater have partnered to sponsor a free public screening of the documentary Who Will Write Our History (2018).

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of the remaining Nazi concentration camps. To mark these anniversaries, the MacArthur Memorial, the Tidewater Jewish Federation, and the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater have partnered to sponsor a free public screening of the documentary Who Will Write Our History (2018).

In November 1940, the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, with the intention of transporting them to concentration camps.  Who Will Write Our History tells the story of a secretive group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders within the Warsaw Ghetto who decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, the group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. They defied the Nazis by documenting what they witnessed – and risked everything so that these records would survive the war to “scream the truth to the world” – even if they themselves did not.  

The screening will be held at 7:00 PM in the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center in downtown Norfolk.  The film has a run-time of 95 minutes. Film Trailer