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

Through Feb. 25 Scream the Truth at the World: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Hidden Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish Community Center Art Gallery, 333 S. 132nd St. Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, 335-6564, jccomaha.org “What we were unable to cry and scream out to the world we buried in the ground … I would love to see the moment in which the great treasure will be dug up and scream the truth at the world. So the world may know all … ” These words from the will of David Graber, age 19, of Nazi-occupied Poland circa 1939, define the exhibition of emotional documents gathered and concealed during that time by Warsaw historian Emanuel Ringelblum. Ringelblum recognized the need for preservation of the culture and gathered writers, historians, rabbis, teachers and welfare workers, to report the deportation and murder of Jews, to gather ghetto artifacts, photographs, children’s school essays and ghetto art, burying it in several caches. “Without Ringelblum’s insight to document the activities within the ghetto walls, we would not have knowledge of the incredible resilience and resistance that took place,” says Institute for Holocaust Education Director Beth Seldin Dotan, “The personal accounts are astonishing and the artwork recovered touches the heart.”

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on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

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