14 2024

Special screening and Book Signing at Triplex Great Barrington

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Triplex Cinema 70 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Thomas Levine

$ Cost $ 100.00

The Triplex is thrilled to announce that Sam Kassow, a leading historian of Polish Jewry and the Holocaust, and Stockbridge resident Aaron Lansky, the founder and director of the world-famous Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA will be in a talkback after the showing of the documentary film “Who Will Write Our History. “The event, a benefit for the Triplex, will take place on May 14th at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $100 per person.

“Who Will Write Our History,” released in 2018, is a documentary film based on Kassow’s book of the same name, published in 2007. Academy Award winner Adrian Brody and three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen provide voiceovers for the two critical figures in the story. The film is directed by Roberta Grossman and produced by Nancy Spielberg, Ori Eisen, Al Berg and Ronald Lauder.

In the book, and film, Kassow writes and speaks about the critical importance of preserving historical documents and describes the historical events in Poland leading up to and including World War II that affected and eventually eliminated the Warsaw Ghetto. Established in 1940 by the German authorities, the Warsaw Ghetto housed 460,000 Jews in an area of 1.3 square miles; fewer than 60,000 Jews are thought to have survived after the majority were transferred to concentration camps and killed. Half of all Jewish Holocaust victims, around 3 million, were from Poland.