Brooklyn, NY - U.S. Jew Produces $100,000 YouTube Clip on the Holocaust
Brooklyn, NY - More than $100,000 has been invested into a five-minute YouTube clip created to combat Holocaust denial in the United States, and to increase awareness of the atrocity among American teenagers.
According to its producers, “Rainbow in the Night” is the first Holocaust clip ever to be made. It includes hundreds of actors, and took hundreds of hours to shoot. Daniel Finkelman, an ultra-Orthodox man living in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, is behind the project.
“There is an entire generation that is growing up in a fast-paced world, in which something new happens every moment. That young generation hasn’t got the patience to learn about the Holocaust,” says Finkelman. “For us it is an inseparable part of the Jewish history; for them it is another black and white entry in the encyclopedia.”
In addition, he hoped the clip would warn young Jews against assimilation. Keeping our Jewish identity, said Finkelman, was a way of showing victory over the Nazis.
Most of the clip was shot in Krakow, Poland, and at the Majdanek concentration camp, said Finkelman, who believes the group was the first to receive permission to shoot the film from inside the camp. “We had to go through a difficult process in order to receive permission to film right inside the concentration camp,” he said.
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