Global screening of “Who Will Write Our History” on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
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On the occasion of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, UNESCO will screen the feature documentary “Who Willl Write Our History” by Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg. The event will take place at UNESCO Headquarters and will be broadcasted at parallel events across the world.
27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops in 1945. In 2005, it was officially proclaimed International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by the United Nations General Assembly.
To mark this day, UNESCO will host a global screening of the feature documentary “Who Will Write Our History”. The film is the first feature documentary about the clandestine group Oyneg Shabes, which was formed in November 1940 in the Warsaw Ghetto under the leadership of historian Emanuel Ringelblum. Between 1940-43, the group collected thousands of testimonies from the Warsaw Ghetto, creating a documentary record of the wartime fate of Polish Jewry. The “Ringelblum archives” were included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 1999.
The event will take place in presence of UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay, the President of the Shoah Memorial Éric de Rothschild, the film director Roberta Grossman, and the producer Nancy Spielberg. The screening will be framed by a ceremony in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and a panel discussion with members of the film crew, moderated by Stephen Smith, UNESCO Chair for Genocide Education.
The event at UNESCO will be screened at over 250 cinemas and museums across the world, including the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The event is organized in cooperation with Katahdin Foundation, the Shoah Memorial, ARTE and NDR. The World Jewish Congress is a communication partner through the #WeRemember social media campaign.
|Type of Event||Film projection|
|Start||27.01.2019 18:30 local time|
|End||27.01.2019 21:15 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Fracapane, Karel|
|Contact||Isabel Tamoj firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Street||125 avenue de Suffren|
|Permanent Delegation Contact|
|Language of Event||English, French|
|Estimated number of participants||800|
|Official Website||International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019|
|Link 1||"Who Will Write Our History" Film website|
|Link 2||UNESCO programme on education about the Holocaust and genocide|
|Link 3||Website of the Shoah Memorial|
|Link 4||RSVP link|