(November 12, 2019 / Squashhouse Media)Many books and movies recount the stories of the Holocaust, the saddest of legacies for Jews and arguably for all humanity. Jeff Hoffman, a respected filmmaker, along with co-producer Eugene Levin have found themselves either by fate or design cast in the roles of helping prevent a replay of those terrible times.
You are invited to travel on their noble journey with the aid of the “sounds and lights” that come through the trailers of their two films, in the making: The Baltic Truth and Unlikely Heroes. The target audience for these companion films is a generation of young Jews, who have to pass through a gauntlet of anti-Israel bias as a rite of passage on many of today’s college campuses.
The stakes may not be as obvious as in the pre-Holocaust days, yet many of the same storm clouds that preceded the Holocaust are darkening today.
Just as the Jewish establishment in the U.S. refused to acknowledge the foreboding signs that preceded the Holocaust, Hoffman and Levin have found that today’s so-called Jewish leadership—mainstream Jewish organizations—have been unwilling to even consider the merits of funding these important film projects.
So today, these two devoted filmmakers are reaching out directly to JNS readers for financial support.
Wake-up call for a generation of Jews
These films represent a much-needed wake-up call for a generation of Jews, who may soon be lost to Israel. Alan Dershowitz, a longtime defender of Israel’s rights, says these films will help embolden Jewish college students to confront a dangerous cancel culture that dominates campus life and specifically targets students who support Israel.
The Baltic Truth
The Baltic Truth demonstrates what happens when Jews are totally helpless, and their existence depends solely on the whims of their neighbors. Watch the trailer:
The Baltic Truth and Unlikely Heroes are companion films. The Baltic Truth turns viewers into witnesses of one the worst periods in contemporary Jewish history. Unlikely Heroes, on the other hand, is an experience that presents the very best of recent Jewish history.
As a brief introduction, Hoffman has spent the past five years traveling the world, interviewing the heroes of Israel’s War of Independence. These brave and selfless heroes came from all walks of life, including a young Jewish veteran fighter pilot, a Polish Catholic seaman, a Navajo Indian, and a young girl studying in seminary. These heroes serve as role models. Their story can inspire an entire generation of Jewish students to stand up for Israel.
Now that you have watched the two trailers along with the words of support from Alan Dershowitz, please consider contributing financially to enable Hoffman and Levin to complete these films.
Jews cannot walk away from history. Over the generations, so many have asked themselves what they could have or should have done to save their fellow Jews in the worst of times. Hoffman and Levin are asking those who have seen these trailers to rise to the challenge, and play an important role in history, to help arouse today’s generation of young Jews into action, in support of Israel—and themselves—before it is too late.