The Ringelblum Archive is a unique collection of documents pertaining to the Holocaust that was gathered during the war in the Warsaw ghetto. Although almost all the Jews who had been involved in the process of the Archive’s creation were murdered, the Archive survived.
During my lecture, I will present the history behind the Archive and Oyneg Shabes group that created it as well as its contents. I will also point out to ways in which the Archive can be used today: by researchers, artists, or activists.
Maria Ferenc works in the Jewish Historica Institute, where she coordinates the project ‘Encyclopedia of the Warsaw Ghetto’ and the English edition of Ringelblum Archive. She has edited and prefaced 3 volumes of documents from the Ringelblum Archive published in Polish. Recently she has completed her Ph.D. dissertation ‘Sources and meanings of information in the Warsaw Ghetto’ at the University of Warsaw.