Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 at 5:00pm
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75 years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps there are not many witnesses left. The Holocaust is fading from living memory…and denial is growing.
Recent studies indicate that the majority of young adults in the US are unaware that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. And 23% believe the Holocaust is a myth. This livestream will address this disturbing news and discuss ideas for educating young people about the truth.
3 Generations is launching a 75th Anniversary commemoration initiative that will start with this livestream conversation. The focus will be on the iconic film German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (GCCFS) and its relevance today. It will be hosted by award-winning New York Times Columnist, Roger Cohen.
Panel includes Clara Citron, a junior at NYU and the granddaughter of three Holocaust survivors, Stephen Smith, UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education, Lina Srivastava, Founder, CIEL | Creative Impact & Experience Lab, and Jane Wells from 3 Generations.
German Concentration Camps Factual Survey will be made available to communities, universities and individuals interested in screening the film. Young people ages 18-30 who watch the film will be eligible to participate in a video contest.
3 Generations is holding a video contest for young people aged 18 to 30 years old, with three prizes of $1000 each. Entrants are asked to respond to the film and highlight its resonance today. Details will be shared during the livestream and on our website.
It is imperative we connect today’s youth to this history. The film German Concentration Camps Factual Survey is edited from footage shot by British, American and Soviet military cameramen as Europe was liberated. Shocked and appalled, they used their cameras to film in close detail, to create evidence and to condemn the perpetrators.
The parallels for us today are obvious. We live in a world where there are once again concentration camps, detention camps, refugee camps. We are witnessing the rise of populist authoritarian regimes. And ignorance of the Holocaust and denial are growing.
Our 75th Anniversary Commemoration, with its video prize, forms a bridge between the past and today. By asking young people to help educate their peers, we are creating a new generation of truth tellers, who understand that documentary evidence is sacrosanct.
Join us in this critical moment in time… and pledge to remember, and never forget.
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