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, â€śRainbow in the Nightâ€ť 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.
â€śThere is an entire generation that is growing up in a fast-paced world, in which something new happens every moment. That young generation hasnâ€™t got the patience to learn about the Holocaust,â€ť says Finkelman. â€śFor us it is an inseparable part of the Jewish history; for them it is another black and white entry in the encyclopedia.â€ť
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. â€śWe had to go through a difficult process in order to receive permission to film right inside the concentration camp,â€ť he said.
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