With the internet, we are all a little like G-d. There is no time or place, we are transported to anytime or place over the last 100 years that there has been film and music on tape. There is already more to watch than a human being can see in a lifetime with the library doubling every five years.
A Battle for Memory: Documentary About Warsaw Ghetto Archives
November 19, 2017—Few people know about the secret group of intellectuals that documented life in the Warsaw Ghetto and buried the documents on the eve of the uprising. Thousands of those documents were recovered in 1946 and 1950 but were largely untranslated and little known for decades, until historian Samuel Kassow's 2007 book Who Will Write Our History? A documentary film of the same title is currently underway. Watch a six-minute trailer here, and read more about the project below. Targum Shlishi awarded a grant to support work on this film, which is directed by Roberta Grossman and produced by Nancy Spielberg. To learn more or to make a donation to support the film, visit the website. https://www.targumshlishi.org/
The idea to document life in the ghetto was the brainchild of Polish history Emanuel Ringelblum, who understood the importance of this task but realized it needed to be a collective effort. In all, he recruited more than sixty members as part of a secret group, the Oyneg Shabes. They wrote, collected artifacts, and in all produced thousands of pages of materials. The group members knew that they might not survive, but they hoped the documentation would. As one of the group members wrote, "We understood that we were creating a piece of history."
The archive was buried in three caches, two of which were discovered after the war and then housed in the Jewish Historical Institute of Warsaw in poor condition. In 1990 preservation techniques began to be applied to the materials. Historian Kassow notes of the archive, "You don't really need guns to fight. You could fight with paper and pen."
The documentary is expected to be completed in 2018. Among those involved in the project are two major actors who will read from the documents: Adrien Brody will voice Emanuel Ringelblum's words, and Joan Allen will do the same for Rachel Auerbach, a member of the Polish-Jewish literary elite who survived the war and helped to find and preserve the archive.
Images and video courtesy of Who Will Write Our History?, Katahdin Productions
Georgia Dome Implosion 11/20/17
Top 5 Demolitions Gone Wrong
Sometimes old buildings and structures need to be demolished to make way for new construction projects. But the controlled demolitions don't always go as planned. This is out list of the top five demolitions gone wrong.
17 BEST Building Demolitions EVER 💥🏚️💥 [TNT Channel]
Last week was Thanksgiving so here are some family quotes
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. David Ogden Stiers
My siblings are my best friends. America Ferrera
The oldest sibling always knows things that the younger ones don't.
Sometimes siblings can get in each other's space. Gisele Bundchen
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley
I know a lot of people who've lost their siblings and blame themselves. Kelsey Grammer
We all have competitive relationships with our siblings. John Benjamin
The family is one of nature's masterpieces. George Santayana
There's something unnatural about losing a sibling when they're young. Carlene Carter
Siblings are often very opposite. Alycia Debnam-Carey
Whether it be with your parents or your siblings, everyone is dealing with different kinds of things. Justin Hartley
When you have a lot of siblings, you always do something to feel special. Lee Daniels
Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. Marge Kennedy
I would ask my parents something, but then go to my siblings. We were encouraged to bounce ideas off everyone. Ahmet Zappa
Sibling relationships figure in a lot of my books. You don't often see relationships between adult siblings explored in fiction. Dara Horn
There's something about the kind of unconditional wild joy of creating that you have with your siblings that I am always trying to get back to.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
If the day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday, then the day before Black Friday should be called Bloody Thursday. And I am not talking about the turkey.