of the Holocaust alive today... They are 350,000 experts who just
want to be useful with the remainder of their lives," says
Rabbi Anchelle Perl, director of NCFJE on Long Island & Chabad
leader of Mineola NY.
the Holocaust have had the unprecedented painful burden --that of
revealing to the world the excruciating and most humiliating
experiences of their lives."
It is our goal
to reveal --through
our "The Triumphs of the Holocaust":™ Project-- some
faces and voices of those that were able to overcome the ghettos
and the concentration camps and to explain, in an anecdotally
fashion, how their particular experience during the Holocaust,
actually played a direct role into rebuilding their lives after
the war, transforming that incredible dark period into a lasting
contribution they have made to Jewish life and learning.
This will be a
and considerate view of how holocaust survivors have turned this
tragedy and unspeakable monstrosity in their own lives, into
triumphs, into light and hope for the future of the Jewish people.
It is hoped that
this multimedia presentation
will aptly capture - yet still an often overlooked aspect of the
Holocaust narrative, - the spirit of survival and defiance of many
ordinary people, was poignant beyond words to transforming them,
by their circumstances, from ordinary into extraordinary human
beings for the future of Judaism.
will undoubtedly encourage educational and more universal
questions, all of which will touch the heart and the soul.
Filming has now
survivors are invited to call 516-739-3636 to
schedule an appointment. The film will premiere in December 2007,
during the week of Chanukah.
This is a project of
NCFJE on Long Island. Rabbi Perl is a second generation
holocaust survivor whose father, Reb Moshe Zeide Perl
z'al, survived the Aushwitz, Dora & Nordhausen
concentration camps. He has left his family with the
living legacy of turning those terrible years from
sadness into the joy of serving the Almighty.