Joint Distribution Committee

Founded in 1914, the JDC is an American Jewish relief organization. Emanuel Ringelblum started worked for the JDC in Poland in the 1930s. The JDC supplied support and funding to the Warsaw Ghetto’s Self Help Organization. Today, the JDC works in 70 countries, providing relief and creating lasting connections to Jewish life.


Founded in 1925, YIVO became the leading institution for scholarship on the Yiddish language and about the history and culture of East European Jews. A firm believer in “history of the people and by the people,” Ringelblum joined YIVO and became a mainstay of its Historical Section. Numerous archival documents used in Who Will Write Our History come from YIVO’s collections.

Jewish Historical Institute

The Jewish Historical Institute is where the original Oyneg Shabbes Ringleblum Archive has been preserved and housed since it was unearthed after the war. It is one of the most important research institutes concerning Polish and Central European Jews.

POLIN Museum

Founded in 2005, POLIN is the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. It stands on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.

Ghetto Fighters House Museum

The Ghetto Fighters' House is the first Holocaust museum in the world and the first of its kind to be founded by Holocaust survivors. Among the founders were the last remaining survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Several photographs used in Who Will Write Our History come from the Museum's collections.


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. Numerous archival documents used in Who Will Write Our History are hosted within USHMM's collections.

Yad Vashem

The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. Rachel Auerbach was the founder and director of Yad Vashem's Department for the Collection of Witness Testimony. Numerous archival documents used in Who Will Write Our History come from Yad Vashem's collections.

Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to recover, celebrate, and regenerate Yiddish and modern Jewish literature and culture.

Forum for Dialogue

Forum for Dialogue is the largest and oldest Polish non-governmental organization engaging in Polish/Jewish dialogue. Through the School of Dialogue program, Polish teenagers have a chance to learn about about local Polish/Jewish heritage. Forum for Dialogue is our partner for education distribution in Poland.

Karski Educational Foundation

The mission of the Karski Educational Foundation is to instill in people—especially youth—the values of leadership, courage and integrity, as exemplified by the life of Jan Karski, a member the Polish Underground resistance, where he played a large and remarkable role in the struggle for his country, putting his life on the line numerous times.

Poetry in Hell

Poetry from Hell is a website dedicated to the poets, both in the Warsaw Ghetto and elsewhere, whose poetry was preserved as part of the Oyneg Shabes Archive. Sarah Traister Moskovits, who translated these poems and made them available online, translated Yiddish language documents for the production of Who Will Write Our History.

Work in Progress Screenings

The following groups have presented work-in-progress screenings of Who Will Write Our History and we are grateful for their support:

Miami Jewish Film Festival
Temple Beth El, Boca Raton, FL
Memorial de la Shoah, Paris, France
Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Center, California State University at Northridge

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