THE ONEG SZABAT PROGRAM

The Oneg Szabat Program was founded by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. It was initiated to give access to the original documents, disseminate knowledge of the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto and to commemorate the members of the Oneg Shabbat group.

The Oneg Shabbat group had preserved the memory about Jews imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto and about their death in the extermination camps. They decided to combat Germans through intellectual resistance and work. Their work – the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto is the most important testimony of the Holocaust.

We have initiated the Oneg Szabat Program to continue the mission of Ringelblum’s associates – to preserve the memory about Polish Jews. We would like for the knowledge about the Archive and its creators to become commonly recognized. The Ringelblum Archive is a part of the “memory of the world”, and the Oneg Shabbat group is one of its ethical leaders.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program was launched
on 18 September 2017

OUR TEAM

Team of the
Oneg Szabat Program

PROJECTS
EMANUEL RINGELBLUM
AND THE ONEG SHABBAT GROUP

In Autumn 1940, a group of several dozen people living in the Warsaw Ghetto began to collect and edit an extensive account of the fate of Polish Jews under German occupation.

At that time they weren’t yet aware that increasing persecution will develop into mass extermination of their nation, and that the work which they decided to pursue will become the most important testimony of the Holocaust. They held their meetings on Saturdays, hence the name Oneg Shabbat – „the joy of Sabbath” in Hebrew.

The initiator of the group was Emanuel Ringelblum – historian and a researcher of Polish-Jewish relations.

Emanuel
Ringelblum

Founder of the Oneg Shabbat Group and a creator of the Archive

ONEG SHABBAT
GROUP

Group activities and the members’ biographies

RINGELBLUM ARCHIVE

Oneg Shabbat worked using modern methods of collecting scientific material. They edited the collected material in a way which would present a complete, objective picture of reality, with all facts and details.

Original documents or their facsimiles were incorporated into the Archive – documents of official institutions, press, posters, leaflets, tickets, invitations, food stamps, mail coming to the ghetto, personal documents etc. Diaries and memoirs were welcome. The Archive includes also several dozen photographs, as well as over 300 drawings and watercolours.

The Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto was included on the UNESCO Memory of the World list in 1999.

About the Archive

History and documents of the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto

HISTORY OF THE ARCHIVE

History of hiding and unearthing the Archive

The unearthed Archive

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Accounts, journals, and memoirs
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Files with official documents
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Scholary essays
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Literary works
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Photographs
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Underground press titles
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Oneg Szabat Program

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