Who Will Write Our History?: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto
In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's inhabitants. For three years, members of the Oyneb Shabes worked in secret to chronicle the lives of hundereds of thousands as they suffered starvation, disease, and deportation by the Nazis. Shortly before the Warsaw ghetto was emptied and razed in 1943, the Oyneg Shabes buried thousands of documents from this massive archive in milk cans and tin boxes, ensuring that the voice and culture of a doomed people would outlast the efforts of their enemies to silence them. Impeccably researched and thoroughly compelling, Samuel D. Kassow's Who Will Write Our History? tells the tragic story of Ringelblum and his heroic determination to use historical scholarship to preserve the memory of a threatened people.
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Review: Who Will Write Our History?: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw GhettoUser Review - Kraychik - Goodreads
Very niche, I'm not sure I'd recommend this book to the casual reader with a simpler curiosity in learning about the Holocaust. This is not a starting point for Holocaust research. Still, one can tell that this good was a labour of love and meticulously researched. Read full review
Review: Who Will Write Our History?: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw GhettoUser Review - jordan - Goodreads
I can't say it better than Peter Miller did in the New Republic: "This may well be the most important book about history that anyone will ever read. It is also a very important book of history ... Read full review
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