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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 5, 2005
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

HAI Announces Role in New Documentary Film “Kupishok: For Eternal Memory”

History Associates Incorporated (HAI), based in Rockville, MD, is proud to have played a major role in the creation of a new documentary, “Kupishok: For Eternal Memory.” The film was produced by Harvey Sherzer and Norman Meyer with screenplay and historical research by HAI senior historian Dr. Keith R. Allen. “Kupishok” tells the story of a remarkable journey of remembrance taken in July 2004 by the survivors and descendants of the Jews of Kupishok, Lithuania, a remote town that for 350 years was a Jewish shtetl. In the horror of the Holocaust, all of the town’s Jews, except those few who had escaped, were murdered by the Nazis and their Lithuanian accomplices. Sixty-three years after the killings, fifty-two survivors, descendants, and family members returned to dedicate a magnificent wall of memory in Kupishok’s main library, formerly the Great Synagogue of Kupishok, and new memorial plaques at the cemetery.

The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, the largest and most prestigious distributor of Jewish-themed video and film in the world, has agreed to distribute the video. It can be ordered on-line at http://www.jewishfilm.org.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.

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