From the depth of the Earth -The Oneg Shabbat Archives.
The Archive was named by its founder and director Emanuel Ringelbum. Ringelblum historian, teacher, social activist, and visionary gathered together writers, teachers, cultural leaders, scholars and communal workers. They met secretly on Saturday afternoons - hence the name Oneg Shabbat (Sabbath pleasures).
The new exhibition:
“What We Could Not Shout Out To The World”
opened to the public Thursday at the Polish capital’s Jewish Historical Institute. It tells the story of Jewish life in the Warsaw Ghetto and its destruction by the Nazis.
The more than 35,000 pages were compiled and hidden by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and coworkers, Jews who lived in the ghetto. They include original documents in Polish, German and Yiddish, Nazi proclamations and Jewish appeals, ghetto ration cards, tram tickets, private letters and photographs depicting life in the ghetto. Among the coworkers, providing documents was Janusz Korczak and Mordecai Anielewicz, the leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprise in April 1943.