THE ONEG SZABAT PROGRAM

The Jewish Historical Institute and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland in 2017 launched the ONEG SZABAT PROGRAM in order to continue dr. Ringelblum and his associates’ calling – to save the memory of people who perished in the Holocaust.

The Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto is the most important Jewish real time evidence of the Holocaust.

For 70 years the Institute and the Association have been preserving original documents and materials of the Archive. They have been safeguarded and conserved inside the building where Emanuel Ringelblum worked and where Oneg Shabbat group held their meetings.

In 1999 UNESCO included the Archive into the Memory of the World Register.

The Oneg Szabat Program was established to fulll the testament of its creators. The mission of the Program is to make the knowledge about dr. Ringelblum, the Oneg Shabbat group and the Archive accessible and disseminated to people all over the world.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program was launched
on 18 September 2017

NEWS

News 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

ARTICLES

Articles about the Archive and the Oneg Shabbat group

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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