CTJ is honored to be a part of the global screening event of Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg’s award winning documentary movie for Yom HaShoah. In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, the Oyneg Shabes, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders, decided to fight back with pen and paper. The Oyneg Shabes detailed life in the ghetto, commissioning diaries, essays, jokes, poems, and songs. They documented Nazi atrocities with eyewitness accounts and sent reports of mass murder to London via the Polish underground. Then, as trains deported them to the gas chambers of Treblinka and the ghetto burned to the ground, they buried 60,000 pages of documentation in the hopes that the archive would survive the war, even if they did not. See our website for links to reviews and trailer.
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New York Times Review . “A vital Holocaust documentary.” - The New York Times
LA Times Review “Moving and significant” - Los Angeles Times