In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decides to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vows to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda, not with guns or fists but with pen and paper.
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As the Holocaust survivor community continues to diminish, the USC Shoah Foundation has embarked on an ambitious new project to “transform” Holocaust survivors into 3D digital projections that will interact virtually with generations to come. 116 Cameras follows Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss as she participates in this unique technological process and reflects on how her role as a speaker has evolved over time.
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Aviva Blumberg is a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto. She is a frequent speaker and educator.
Writer, Director, Producer, Who Will Write Our History, an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, Roberta Grossman has written, directed, and produced more than 40 hours of film and television.
Nancy Spielberg, Executive Producer, Who Will Write Our History, is an accomplished businesswoman and philanthropist, she has turned her energy and talents to producing documentary and feature films. One of her priorities is to help preserve stories and make them into educational tools for the benefit of younger generations.
Gretchen Skidmore is the Director of Education Initiatives at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. She leads the Museum’s educational outreach that extends the reach of the Museum into communities and classrooms nationwide.
Eva Schloss is a Holocaust survivor, author, and speaker. She lectures widely in the United States, Europe, and Australia about the Holocaust and its consequences. Her story is also told through the popular play by American playwright James Still, “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank,” at which she often holds question-and-answer sessions.
Sara J. Bloomfield
Sara J. Bloomfield, Executive Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has led the museum for 20 years, working to build a global institution that raises Holocaust awareness, deepens understanding of the lessons of the Holocaust, confronts denial, and advances genocide prevention.
Naomi Azrieli is the Chair and CEO, The Azrieli Foundation. Dr. Azrieli has developed the Azrieli Foundation into Canada’s largest public foundation, well-respected by other foundations, government partners and front-line organizations. She has been the strategic driver behind numerous programs and partnerships including the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program (for which she is Publisher and Senior Editor), the Azrieli Fellows Program, and the newly-launched Azrieli Science Grants Program.
Michael Berenbaum is a writer, lecturer, and professor consulting in the conceptual development of museums and the development of historical films. He is director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the American Jewish University where he is also a Professor of Jewish Studies. From 1988–93 he served as Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, overseeing its creation. He is the author and editor of twenty books, scores of scholarly articles, and hundreds of journalistic pieces.