Saturday, August 1, 2009

Announcing NEW Non Profit Partnership for An Unbroken Chain

(Stephanie pictured with Henry and his wife, Inge at our 1st mtg, almost one year ago.)

It was one year ago that Dr. Henry Oertelt called me at my sister's in Hawaii to officially invite me to work with him to adapt his book, An Unbroken Chain: My Journey Through the Nazi Holocaust into a feature film. What better way to celebrate than to share this exciting milestone for our project?

We have partnered with a non profit organization to open an education fund allow us to collect tax deductible donations towards the making of our film project (in addition to looking for investors). Ultimately they will invest those donations into the film, then, when they receive a return on the investment, we will put those monies towards continuing Holocaust Education in a number of ways: a traveling comprehensive Holocaust education seminar for students, supporting local non profit organizations in bringing educational films to schools, supporting Survivors personally including their efforts in schools, or ideally building the first Holocaust museum in Arizona to house original photos, artifacts, and documents that Henry has acquired over the past 40 years, as well as potentially housing a collection of 53 and counting life masks of Survivors from artist Robert Sutz.

Currently our attorney is reviewing the press release, email communications and our business plan to sign off and then August 14 we plan to announce our campaign to the world. We have deliberately chosen that date, a week before Inglourious Basterds, by Quentin Tarantino is released. The film stars BRAD PITT and is a fictional portayal of 8 American Jewish Soldiers who want revenge on the Nazis. As we get closer I will start sharing information about our key players as well as providing tools to our supporters who may want to spread the word. Thanks for your support and stay tuned.

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