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The Final Solution Girls: Movie to Humorize the Holocaust's Evils

Tampa, FL, November 05, 2017 --( A crowdfunding campaign has been launched on Indiegogo, in order to acquire enough funds to bring to reality, The Final Solution Girls, a short fictional comedy film, that portrays 2 Jewish girls and their mother who defy the Nazis, and, in the finale, confront and vanquish the Nazi Fuhrer. Satire, which is a way to ridicule the tense state of its subject, is used to emphasize the evils of the Nazis.

In his attempt to shed light on why he journeyed on such a satirical redemption, Glenn Spetgang, the writer of the screenplay, said, “A long time ago, I heard my late father (who was very Jewish and a liberator of a Nazi camp) mention the Charlie Chaplin movie The Great Dictator, the comedy about Hitler. At that time, I had not seen the movie and I knew almost nothing about any comedy about Hitler and the Holocaust.

“I asked my father how was it possible to make a comedy about Hitler. Since that time, I have seen the movie and read many books about it by film scholars, who praised it for showing more about Hitler and the Holocaust than serious movies did at that time.”

In writing the story, the origin of merging humor with real horror came from the book "Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint," by Nancy Kress, whose writing exercise was to use a page from a serious book and rewrite it to make it funny, by use of exaggeration, ridicule, and reversal of expectations. Hence; the serious page, describing two girls being murdered by a Nazi, is from the book "The Record: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann," by Lord Russell of Liverpool. While other historic details used were from books, articles, documentaries, and museums.

Before the Roberto Benigni movie Life is Beautiful, and some scholarly research about Holocaust survivors talking about the use of humor and imagination, there seemed to be little known about comedy that focused on the details about the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, but since then, there has been a growing awareness of the use of humor and the Holocaust.

Survivor testimony about humor appears in the book, "It Kept Us Alive: Humor in the Holocaust," by Chaya Ostrower, the documentary Voices from the List (in the DVD of Schindler’s List), and the recent documentary The Last Laugh.

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