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Public Screening of Who Will Write Our History
recipients: Marla Palmer, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, South Carolina
date: 2019

On November 17, 2019 The Greenville Jewish Federation held a screening of the documentary film Who Will Write Our History at the Campus of Furman University, McAlister auditorium. Filmwriter and director Roberta Grossman and producer Nancy Spielberg along with Dr. Melinda Menzer were in attendance and offered a Q&A following the screening. This film tells the story of the Jewish people inside the Warsaw Ghetto who resisted by documenting their stories and risking their lives so the truth would survive, even if they did not.

Teacher Marla Palmer, who attended the Satellite Seminar in North Carolina, is a member of the Greenville Jewish Federation, as well as a member of the South Carolina Council for the Holocaust. As she wrote in her application, “as both an educator and one who owes her existence to family who escaped Europe just prior to the Holocaust, I wish to promote Holocaust education, not only in my school, but also in my community at large.” She succeeded: the event had approximately 700 people in attendance, including students (who received CLP credits) and adults from the community. For many, it was the first time they had heard about this group and their resistance, and they expressed gratitude for being able to see this film in their city.


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