Antony Polonsky

The Legacy of Emanuel Ringelblum


Samuel D. Kassow, Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, The Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive

Emanuel Ringelblum was the main architect of the underground Oyneg Shabes archive in the Warsaw ghetto created to record the sufferings of the nearly half a million Jews confined there. This definitive and deeply moving biography is, above all, an account of the creation and functioning of this archive, but it also provides a valuable account of
Ringelblum’s own short life as well as illuminating the tragic fate of  the Jews imprisoned in the Warsaw ghetto.