Inspired by the true story of an elderly man, who in his youth witnessed the horrors of the Jewish Holocaust from the pews of his Church, the short movie "Sing a Little Louder" provides stunning messages and revelations of genocides that continue to exist.
The movie is based on the original account first published by pro-life activist Penny Lea, who has been writing about abortion for the past two decades. "My heart's desire is to be used by the Lord as a voice for those who have no voice," she stated on her web page.
Lea said she was approached by a man who heard one of her speeches. "I lived in Germany during the Nazi holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. I attended church since I was a small boy. We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews, but like most people today in this country, we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really taking place. What could anyone do to stop it?" shared the man, according to the author.
The man said a railroad track ran behind their small church, and each Sunday morning they would hear the whistle from a distance and then the clacking of the wheels moving over the track. "We became disturbed when one Sunday we noticed cries coming from the train as it passed by. We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews. They were like cattle in those cars!"
Week after week that train whistle blew, the man recounted. "We would dread to hear the sound of those old wheels because we knew that the Jews would begin to cry out to us as they passed our church. It was so terribly disturbing! We could do nothing to help these poor miserable people, yet their screams tormented us."
"We knew exactly at what time that whistle would blow, and we decided the only way to keep from being so disturbed by the cries was to start singing our hymns. By the time that train came rumbling past the church yard, we were singing at the top of our voices. If some of the screams reached our ears, we'd just sing a little louder until we could hear them no more," he said.
"Years have passed and no one talks about it much anymore, but I still hear that train whistle in my sleep. I can still hear them crying out for help. God forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians, yet did nothing to intervene."
Lea said she sees killing happening all over again in America. "God forgive you as Americans for you have blocked out the screams of millions of your own children. The holocaust is here. The response is the same as it was in my country -- SILENCE!"
It was produced by Catholic Witnesses, Inc., a nonprofit that as part of its charitable mission, creates ecumenical media for the benefit of the Christian. All funds raised from the sale of DVDs benefit the Sing a Little Louder initiative and ministry.
The movie was developed to embrace a culture of life and freedom, by Executive Producer Juliana Taimoorazy, founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and Fellow with the Philos Project, and Co-Executive Producer Jason Jones with Movie to Movement.