WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY – Review by Martha K. Baker

The backstory is this: In November 1940, Nazis stuffed 450,000 Polish Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. To tell their stories, a clandestine band of journalists and scholars, led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, rebelled against the Nazi propaganda declaring Jews as hairy, dirty, and undesirable scum. Ringelblum asked, “Will Germans write our history or will we?” To off-set the lies, Ringelblum and his cohorts collected eye-witness accounts from the Jewish perspective and, in the end, provided documents for persecution of the persecutors.

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