Influencer Uses TikTok Platform To Educate Gen Z On Holocaust

SHE IS A SPIRITED DANCER AND SINGER.

HER GRANDFATHER AND HER GRANDMOTHER ARE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS IN POLAND TO RETRACE THEIR ROUTE.

>> POSTING WHAT SHE LEARNED AS A DOCUMENTARY SERIES CALLING IT HOW TO NEVER FORGET. MAYBE AFTER MY BABY PASSED AWAY BUT IT IS NOW MY RESPONSIBILITY TO GET OUT THERE. WHO IS GOING TO SPEAK FOR THEM. IN A FEW YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS LEFT.

> Reporter: THEY FOUND 63% OF THOSE SURVEYED DID NOT KNOW THAT SIX MILLION JEWS WERE MURDERED IN THE HOLOCAUST. HER GOAL IS TO CHANGE THAT.

>> THIS IS NOW MY RESPONSIBILITY. TO EDUCATE. >> YOU KNOW HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF BODIES ARE HERE?

>> IN EXCESS OF 400,000 BODIES BURIED IN THE MASS GRAVES ON EITHER SIDE.

> Reporter: TELL ME ABOUT DOING THIS AND TAKE THE TRIP AND SHARE IT WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

> THE HARDEST WEEK OF MY LIFE BUT THE MOST NECESSARY. AND, ESPECIALLY WHEN I CAME HOME AND REALLY GOT TO SIT WITH MY THOUGHTS AND REALIZE, WOW, I CAN NOT BELIEVE I JUST DID THAT.

>> Reporter: COULD NOT COME AT A MORE CRUCIAL TIME.

HER FIRST OF 10 EPISODES HAPPENED TO DROP RIGHT AS THE CONTROVERSY AROUND KAYNE WEST.

> I CAN NOT IMAGINE HOW HE WOULD FEEL.

>> Reporter: IN 2021, THEY COUNTED A TOTAL OF 2,717 ANTI- SEMITIC INCIDENTS ACROSS THE U.S. 34% INCREASE FROM 2020 AND THE HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE THE ADL BEGAN TRACKING BACK IN 1979.

>> HOLOCAUST DENIAL IS A FORM OF ANTI-SEMITISM. WE HAVE SEEN IT SPREAD RECENTLY ON PLATFORMS. WHAT IS IT LIKE, TUCKER AND OTHERS USING THE PLATFORM FOR GOOD IS HELPING FOLLOWERS TO BE ATTACHED TO THEIR PERSONAL STORY.

> Reporter: THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE PRODUCER OF TUCKER’S STORY.

>> SOMEONE SAYING THEY BARELY LEARNED ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST IN HIGH SCHOOL. THEY ARE GLAD MONTANA IS TEACHING THEM ABOUT IT.

> Reporter: SHE IS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR

>> GOING BACK WITH MONTANA TO PRODUCE THIS PROJECT. WHEN WE WERE STANDING ON THE LAST DAY OF FILMING WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND SAID OUR GRANDPARENTS WOULD BE SO PROUD.

> Reporter: A SENTIMENT TUCKER HOLDS TO HER HEART.

>> I FEEL LIKE WE ARE WE JUST HAD THE MOST SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP THAT LIKE, YOU CAN NOT EVEN — SORRY.

[CRYING] IT IS HARD. I KNOW HE WOULD BE SO PROUD OF ME FOR DOING THIS.

>> OBVIOUSLY THIS IS SUCH AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY. SHE IS SHARING WITH LITERATELY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. MANY STATES DO NOT REQUIRE HOLOCAUST EDUCATION.

SO, BOTH MONTANA TUCKER AS WELL AS HER PRODUCER IN THAT PIECE STRESS THE IDEA IS TO GET THIS INFORMATION TO CHILDREN, TO YOUNG ADULTS.

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