Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world and to combat increasing prejudice and persecution Christian United for Israel, the largest pro-Israel organization in the U.S., will be releasing an upcoming documentary, titled “Never Again?”
“Violent anti-Semitism is rising across the country, and people of conscience cannot sit idly by,” CUFI founder and Chairman, pastor John Hagee, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post.
“Anti-Semites have used the fertile ground of ignorance to grow their malicious ideology. If we are to stem the tide, we must inoculate the next generation against the world’s oldest hatred by empowering them with knowledge and reaching them with a message of unity,” he added. “If we are to fulfill the promise of ‘Never Again,’ we cannot allow the memory of the Holocaust to fade.”
CUFI released a trailer for the feature-length film just days after Holocaust Remembrance Day when 200 survivors gathered at the Auschwitz Nazi extermination camp to honor and remember their loved ones who perished there from illness and starvation or execution. That same week, the Pew Research Center released a survey that found 45 percent of Americans surveyed were unaware that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.
“Anti-Semitism is not just a Jewish problem, it’s everyone’s problem," Hagee told The Christian Post. "And as Christians, we are mandated by God to stand beside our Jewish brothers and sisters and confront this abomination. Anti-Semitism is evil, and as Christians, we are commanded to fight for good. Anti-Semitism is the personification of darkness and as Christians, we must shine the light. This film brings to Christians a never before seen understanding of anti-Semitism and explains what we as believers can and must do to rid our society of the world’s oldest hatred.”
“Never Again?” will feature commentary from a Holocaust survivor and a former radical Islamist.
Producer Rick Eldridge, CEO of ReelWorks Studios, said viewers will “learn about the history of anti-Semitism and come to understand why all of us, regardless of faith or political persuasion, have a responsibility to keep the promise of 'Never Again.'”
“This is not your parents’ documentary,” CUFI co-executive director Shari Dollinger added in the statement. “It meets the audience where they are, engaging them in a modern and cutting-edge manner. If we’re not to see history repeat itself, we must ensure the next generation learns the lessons of the past.”
“Never Again?” will be showing at 800 theaters nationwide for two nights this fall.