NEW YORK, May 1/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –
Gedenk Movement Targets American Youth to Educate About the Holocaust
Grammy-winning artist Miri Ben-Ari, aka the Hip-Hop Violinist and a third
generation to Holocaust survivors, is launching a new campaign on behalf of her
non-profit organization Gedenk ("remember" in Yiddish) to promote awareness and
education about the Jewish Holocaust to young America.
The campaign will kick off with three public service announcements
debuting, Friday, May 2nd, "Yom Hashoah" at 1pm EDT at the Paramount Pictures
Screening Room in Times Square and on Viacom’s Time Square Billboard. The PSA’s
will depict how ordinary people can become victims of hate crimes. The campaign
will include quotes from celebrities and prominent political figures that
contemplate the question: why it is important for young people to learn about
Ben-Ari states, "I founded Gedenk because I discovered there was an urgent
need to expand youth education about the Holocaust. As a third generation to
Holocaust survivors, I was appalled by studies showing that 50% of kids
graduating high school in America don’t know what the Holocaust is."
Quotes from celebrities and prominent individuals include:
"It’s very important for kids to know about history; their
understanding of the past can help build the future."
"If we don’t teach about history we are likely to repeat it. Any
anti-Semitism is a mark of evil in the world."
– Jon Voight
"I lived in Germany for a number of years and was able to visit the
concentration camps just outside of Munich. It shows what happens when
the evil, dark, negative side of humanity is allowed to prevail."
– Donna Summer
"We have a responsibility to fight against hate and
genocide and to acknowledge the history of such inexcusable tragedies as
– John Legend
For a complete quote list contact Isabel Quinteros at
About Miri Ben-Ari
Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy Award-Winning violinist originally from Israel, has
created her own unique sound by a revolutionary fusion of classical style with
Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop. She is an Apollo Legend and has been recognized as a
For more information about Miri Ben-Ari visit www.miribenari.com.
Management: Josue Sejour, email@example.com.
SOURCE Miri Ben-Ari
CONTACT: Isabel Quinteros of Rubenstein Public Relations,
for Miri Ben-Ari
Web site: http://www.miribenari.com