Source: The New York Times
“Who Will Write Our History” recounts a bold story of Nazi resistance. And inside that one story are countless others, each immensely important.
After German forces imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a band of writers and scholars code-named Oyneg Shabes (The Joys of Shabbat) began a mission to smuggle reports of atrocities to the outside world, and to document their lives and culture in the hope that they would be remembered.
Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, the men and women recorded eyewitness accounts and collected items — drawings, posters, poems — from daily life during the Holocaust.
They sealed thousands of pages in containers, which they buried beneath buildings not long before the ghetto was burned and almost everyone there murdered.
Read the story at The New York Times.
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