Scream the Truth at the World: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Hidden Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto


Exhibition TypeTravelling exhibition
Event DateOctober 23 – December 18 2008
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionRecognizing that the events unfolding around him in Europe in September 1939 were unprecedented and required careful documentation and preservation, Warsaw historian Emanuel Ringelblum and a group code-named Oyneg Shabbes (Joy of Sabbath) collected and buried material relating to their experiences: reports on the deportation and murder of Jews, ghetto ephemera, photographs, children’s school essays and works of art. These artefacts were recovered in the rubble of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1946 and represent the most important source for, and testimony to, the destruction of Polish Jewry.