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Archive, library, and museum will be reopened from Monday, 8 June 2020 at their usual opening hours. Due to the legal requirements (corona virus), the number of places in the reading room is limited and therefore confirmed registration is required:



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VWI Visuals


The VWI Visuals take place intermittently, presenting little known, forgotten, or controversial visual appraisals, commentaries, and documentations of the topic of the Holocaust. The films are first presented by experts and are later discussed by the guests and the public in order to place them into context. With its specific ambience and its cinematic patina, the Admiralkino in Vienna has to date provided the ideal location for this event format. With the new institute building, there is now the possibility of hosting these events in the Research Lounge of the institute.

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„Who Will Write Our History", 2018, Roberta Grossman, 95', engl. OF

Thursday, 9. May 2019, 20:30 - 22:30

Metro Kinokulturhaus, 1010 Wien, Johannesgasse 4


Kommentiert von Paweł Spiewak und Małgorzata Wosińska (Jüdisches Historisches Institut Warschau)

Roberta Grossmans vielgelobter Dokumentarfilm erzählt die Geschichte der Entstehung jenes geheimen Archives im Warschauer Ghetto, das eine jüdische Widerstandsgruppe um den Historiker Emanuel Ringelblum ab 1941 anlegte. Tagebücher, Zeitungsberichte, Plakate und Gedichte wurden in Milchkannen und Blechdosen versteckt, um das Leben, aber vor allem den Tod im Ghetto für die Nachwelt zu dokumentieren und so ein authentisches Zeugnis der Ereignisse zu bewahren. Trotz der Lebensgefahr, in welche die Beteiligung an diesem Unternehmen alle Mitwirkenden brachte, nahm die Zahl der Beiträge zu, je schwieriger die Lebensumstände wurden. Mithilfe von Interviews, Archivaufnahmen und Nachstellungen rekonstruiert der Film den Aufbau des Archivs und seine Wiederentdeckung.

Roberta Grossman’s rewarded documentary film tells the story of the Warsaw Ghettos secret archive, created in 1941 by a Jewish resistance group lead by the historian Emanuel Ringelblum. Diaries, newspapers, posters and poems were hidden in various stashes. The aim was to record the historical crimes for posterity thus preserving an authentic testimony of events. The creation of the archive and its rediscovery is reconstructed, using interviews, footage and reenactments.

Im Rahmen des Jüdischen Filmfestivals Wien 2019

Gesamtprogramm unter:

Eintrittskarten an der Kinokassa

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