NEVER AGAIN? is a documentary against Anti-Semitism. It tells the stories of a Holocaust survivor and the transformation of an Anti-Semite from England. Irving Roth describes his experiences in the Jewish Holocaust during World War II. Kasim Hafeez is a speaker, writer and activist who tells how he was transformed from a rabid Anti-Semite to one of the most vocal public defenders of Israel in the world today. The movie also features many newsreel images and many interviews with several Israelis, American Jews and rabbis, and Pastor John Hagee, the co-founder of Christians United for Israel.
NEVER AGAIN? takes viewers on a powerful journey exposing the evils of Anti-Semitism. The movie’s emotional high points are when Irving Roth describes how he lost his brother during the Holocaust and when Kasim talks to an Israeli soldier about helping Syrian children injured during the civil war in Syria. The movie argues for love overcoming hatred against specific ethnic and religious groups.NEVER AGAIN? also contends (with good reason) that keeping Israel as a Jewish state is vital to protecting Jews from Anti-Semitic hatred and violence.
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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong moral worldview opposing Anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews, including opposition to movements advocating the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state, with overt positive references to two or more Bible passages, Judaism and Christianity, including the Jewish roots of Christianity
No foul language
Light violence includes some newsreel footage and images showing soldiers with guns and soldiers marching, plus images of mass graves and emaciated Jewish prisoners in German concentration camps during World War II, but nothing gruesome as in other movies discussing the Jewish Holocaust
Some images of upper male nudity during the liberation of German concentration camps by American soldiers
No alcohol use
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
Nothing else objectionable.
NEVER AGAIN? is a documentary against Anti-Semitism that discusses the current global increase in acts of hatred against Jews and Israel while telling the stories of a Holocaust survivor and the transformation of an Anti-Semite from England who has become one of the most vocal public defenders of Israel in the world. Produced by Christians United for Israel, NEVER AGAIN? takes viewers on a powerful journey exposing the evils of Anti-Semitism and arguing for peace, love and tolerance overcoming hatred against specific religious or ethnic groups.
Irving Roth is a Holocaust survivor Holocaust Resource Center at Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York. Kasim Hafeez is a speaker, writer and pro-Israel activist who joined the staff of Christians United for Israel in 2014 after his life was changed during a visit to Israel in 2007.
In the movie, Irving discusses his experiences as a young teenager in Czechoslovakia and Hungary. In 1943, his father became sick and was sent to a hospital while he and his brother, his grandparents, an aunt, and two cousins were sent to the Auschwitz Death Camp. Irving visits his former hometown, Auschwitz and the Buchenwald Death Camp where he and his brother were transferred in January 1945 after a three-day march. When they arrived in Buchenwald, they were given a real shower and new clothes, but his brother was transferred to another camp. Roth never saw his brother again.
Kasim grew up in a devout Muslim family that had emigrated to Great Britain from Pakistan. From an early age, he was taught to hate Jews and hate Israel. As a teenager, he became further radicalized and started sympathizing with Islamic terrorist groups. However, he read Alan Dershowitz’s book THE CASE FOR ISRAEL. So, in 2007, he decided to visit Israel to see for himself. What he found was not the evil Zionist state he had been told about but a functioning democracy where Jews, Christians and Muslims live together in relative peace.
To buttress Kasim and Irving’s stories, the documentary also features many newsreel images, images of Kasim visiting Israel, and many interviews with several Israelis, several American Jews and rabbis, and Pastor John Hagee, the co-founder of Christians Untied for Israel. In addition to opposing Anti-Semitism or bigoted hatred against Jews, the documentary also opposes movements supporting the destruction of Israel, including the movement to encourage companies, governments and people to boycott, divest and sanction everything having to do with Israel.
Produced by Christians United for Israel, NEVER AGAIN? takes viewers on a powerful journey exposing the evils of Anti-Semitism. The movie argues for love overcoming hatred against specific ethnic and religious groups. The emotional high points are when Irving Roth describes how he lost his brother during the Holocaust and when Kasim talks to an Israeli soldier about helping Syrian children injured during the civil war there. Letting Irving and Kasim tell their own personal stories adds some strong dramatic tension to the staid documentary format. NEVER AGAIN? also contends (with good reason) that keeping Israel as a Jewish state is vital to protecting Jews from Anti-Semitic hatred and violence. NEVER AGAIN? is one of the stronger recent entries in the burgeoning industry of documentary film.
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