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Holocaust Video Game Designer Seeking Public Funding

But the game he appears to be pushing is not so much about the Holocaust as about a kind of post-Disney pastoral animation.

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This may be as Holocaust-like as the game gets, with the mass arrest of Jews in Paris, July 16, 1942. During the chaos Samuel's mother tells him to escape the city.

This may be as Holocaust-like as the game gets, with the mass arrest of Jews in Paris, July 16, 1942. During the chaos Samuel's mother tells him to escape the city.



“Samuel starts his journey to find the priest, sneaking his way through Paris. Samuel soon finds him, and is smuggled out to southern France. They arrive at a small village hidden in a forest, where the villagers are passing off Jewish children from all over France as Christian orphans, and soon Samuel meets a fox who tells him that if he helps her he will be able to see his mother again.”

Not so much the Holocaust experience as a refreshing outing through the French countryside. Somehow, the absence of starvation in the ghetto and crematoria chimneys, takes away from the full experience. I would recommend Luc rent or download “The Sorrow and the Pity” and make that into a videogame.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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