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Brooklyn, NY - U.S. Jew Produces $100,000 YouTube Clip on the Holocaust

Published on: February 1, 2012 05:48 PM
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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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 Feb 01, 2012 at 08:09 PM bp1166 Says:

amazing video, major part in it is the famous singer and cantor "yanky lemmer"


 Feb 01, 2012 at 08:23 PM jay Says:

Its a good idea. Let the world know. We shouldn't forget what happened


 Feb 01, 2012 at 09:51 PM Brian Says:

I was mortified to watch it directly on youtube and the scroll down the comments to read the comments and seeing that 99% of them were holocaust deniers / anti semites.


 Feb 01, 2012 at 11:02 PM frater Says:

I don't know...The motives are noble and the music is nice, but it feels too Broadway-like for the topic. And I don't know how is this supposed to counter Holocaust-denial.


 Feb 02, 2012 at 08:40 AM Anonymous Says:

I am not sure how a staged holocaust "depiction" set to music (not to mention the unrealistic look of healthy bearded men, and skipping women) will get the message across to Holocaust deniers more than actual footage of hordes of skeletal bodies being dumped into pits ... etc. This production is lovely if it had a different intent. But for the sake of convincing Holocaust deniers, I do not see how it could possibly have an impact.


 Feb 02, 2012 at 12:15 PM BLONDI Says:

i like the way in the end it says "WE SURVIVED, LETS UNITE"


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