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A Generation for YouTube

16 Apr, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey

City Lights Home Entertainment is using YouTube to help promote the April 29 DVD release of the documentary A Generation Apart.

While the movie is about the children of Holocaust survivors, the promotion asks anyone interested in detailing his or her family's history in America on video to post it to the YouTube group “A Generation Apart: Personal Stories That Keep Family History Alive.” A select few videos will be reviewed by City Lights, and posted on www.AGenrerationApart.com.

“The film is about the very specific experiences of the children of Holocaust survivors,” said Jack Fisher, director of the film and president of City Lights Media Group. “But we want to afford all Americans an easily accessible forum in which to share their unique family stories.

“We'd like for people of all backgrounds to tell how and when their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents — however many generations back — came to be in the United States … and we're especially pleased to utilize the YouTube platform, since their tools and network can help ensure that millions of people have access to these stories.”

Fisher, whose parents died in Nazi concentration camps, examines how the children of Jews killed in the Holocaust deal with their family history. The DVD will be released just in advance of National Holocaust Remembrance Day on May 2. May is also Jewish American Heritage Month.

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