Who Will Write Our History


"Who Will Write Our History" to Air January 26 on the Discovery Channel

 The Celebrated Film’s Television Debut Honors the 75th Anniversary Liberation of Auschwitz

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists, but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary Who Will Write Our History. Featuring the voices of Academy Award® winner Adrian Brody and three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations (shot on location in Lodz and Warsaw, Poland) to transport audiences inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. The Discovery Channel's global broadcast of the film is co-sponsored by Abramorama, Katahdin Productions and Match&Spark in Association with ARTE / NDR and Taube Philanthropies.

Premiering to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Who Will Write Our History debuts SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 3pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel and on Discovery Go.  In addition, the film will air on multiple Discovery owned networks around the world.

WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY, a documentary written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, highlights the extraordinary efforts of a group who defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not. Their courageous battle against hatred is especially timely today.

"A bold story of Nazi resistance . . ."
"Immensely important . . ."
"Heartbreaking . . ."

—The New York Times