PODCAST: ‘Willing to die for the truth’ - lessons of hidden Jewish archive live on today

27 February 2019

The story of how a group of around 60 Jews imprisoned by the Nazi regime in the Warsaw Ghetto secretly worked on archiving their rich history in wartime Poland, has powerful resonances today, as journalists continue to be killed simply for telling the truth.

That’s the view of writer-director-producer Roberta Grossman, and executive producer, Nancy Spielberg – sister of legendary Hollywood director Stephen Spielberg – whose new film “Who Will Write Our History” was screened recently at UN Headquarters.

For this edition of our Lid Is On podcast from UN News, they sat down with Jessica Jiji during the UN’s Holocaust remembrance commemorations in New York, to talk about their film and the extraordinary members of the clandestine “Oyneg Shabes” group, who were prepared to “die writing”.
 

Audio Credit:
Jessica Jiji, Matt Wells.
Audio Duration:
23'39"

 

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