Swastika The Movie: Testimonials

I've been going to Poland since 2007 as a juror at the Camerimage Film Festival, and I try to make an excursion each year. One year I walked through the Warsaw Ghetto; another year I went to Auschwitz and Birkenau. These became emotional and disturbing trips which I felt--and feel--are necessary, because it's almost impossible to believe man's inhumanity to man without bearing witness.

Why it's important is because it's fading from first-hand eye-witness memory, and it's something that must never be forgotten. As Thomas Keneally wrote in my copy of his book Schindler's List: "Never forget to remember."

Lawrence Grobel | Writer (Conversations with Brando, I Want You in My Movie)

The stories of the Jewish Resistance need to be told so that this world never forgets what happened during the Holocaust or the many people that fought to protect the rest of the world from becoming "occupied" as well.

It is a sad state of affairs when you ask a high school student to explain who Anne Frank was, and they can't give you even a basic concept of who or what she stood for; then we are failing. To me, whatever media it takes to educate our children of the horrors and transgression that occurred during these times it should be used.

“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” ― Edmund Burke

Robert Boyles | Mechanical Engineer

I grew up watching World War II movies and Documentaries. To this day my interest in the subject is as high as it has ever been, but to see a movie where the Jews are portrayed as fighting back instead of being victims will be gratifying to say the least.

Camilo Vila | Director (The Unholy, Resurrection Blvd., 186 Dollars to Freedom)

Individual heroism in the face of great odds should be remembered and honored.

Michael January | Writer, Producer, Director

All movies that talk about the collective memories of who defended freedom are documents will speak about human dignity.

Translated from: Toda película que nos hable de la memoria colectiva de quienes defendieron la libertad, es un documento que estará hablando de la dignidad humana.

Juan Antonio Garcia Borrego | Writer: Novels, Cuban Cinema History

There are still people alive that are in trauma that need to release that pain and need uplifting stories; people all over have lost loved ones to war. We have to stop the hate and look at the big picture of the destruction of the planet and everything in it.

Sandi Love | Manager, Elkins Entertainment

We should never forget, it should never happen again.

Emiliano Diez | Actor (George Lopez Show)

Shedding light on the Jewish Resistance against the Nazis pays a much-needed tribute to the memory of those who bravely stood up to evil against all odds. It reminds us that we must follow in their noble and heroic footsteps in our modern-day struggle against tyranny and terror.

Jamie Glazov | Editor (FrontPageMag.com), Author (United in Hate)

It's important to share with the world the existence of those people who fight against oppression and how they survived in that era of horrifying abuse. A film such as that would keep alive that the potential for danger and annihilation still exists to this day for Jews. Jews must always fight for their existence in this world.

Linda Kaye | Social Worker, Lecturer (USC), Poet

This is a lesser told story about World War II. We've heard about all the great military campaigns and victories, but less about the resistance. It's an essential element behind the timeline of the war.

Chris Hume | Documentary Filmmaker, Editor

Humans are the only species that commit the same  errors over and over again. We learn from our mistakes and our enemies become our teachers.

Ruben Rabasa | Actor (The Lost City, Jack & Jill, Police Academy 5)

Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation’s troubles and use as a justification of its own demands for dictatorial powers. In Soviet Russia, the scapegoat was the bourgeoisie; in Nazi Germany, it was the Jewish people; in America, it is the businessmen.

Ayn Rand (Alissa Rosenbaum) | Russian born writer

I don't see why man should not be as cruel as nature.

Adolf Hitler

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