Who Will Write Our History?

Samuel Kassow, Ben Barkow

01/03/2009 12:45 pm
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Hailed by the New Republic as possibly “the most important book of history that anyone will ever read”, Who Will Write Our History? tells the astounding story of Emanuel Ringelblum, who set up a clandestine operation to collect and preserve 35,000 documents in tin boxes buried underground, to preserve the memory of the Warsaw Ghetto and its inhabitants. Samuel Kassow bears witness to this extraordinary act of defiance in the face of tyranny and to the triumph of history.

Samuel Kassow

Samuel Kassow, the Charles Northam Professor of Judaic Studies at Trinity College, is the author of numerous articles and scholarly talks in English, Russian and Yiddish. He has also lectured and taught in Mexico, Lithuania, Russia and Poland. Professor Kassow is the son of Holocaust survivors and was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany.

Ben Barkow

Ben Barkow is Director of The Wiener Library and the author of Arthur Wiener and the Making of the Holocaust Library.

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