Montana Tucker, an American singer and social media celebrity has taken her TikTok material to a whole new level with her instructional mini-series on the Holocaust. Tucker, who has developed a large following on the social media site with her singing and dancing videos, has chosen a different approach with her work. On October 24, 2022, the 10-part series named How To: Never Forget was released. The series was created by the influencer to educate her Gen-Z followers about the Holocaust and its effect on the Jewish community.
Tucker said in an interview with People,
“I believe the major purpose was to teach Generation Z since they are the generation that is less knowledgeable about it. But I believe it will also, hopefully, improve people’s perceptions.”
Montana Tucker has over 7.8 million TikTok followers.
Montana Tucker, who was born on January 18, 1993, is a singer, dancer, model, and social media influencer with over 2.8 million Instagram followers and 7.8 million TikTok followers. Tucker is originally from Boca Raton, Florida. Tucker began her dancing career as a backup dancer for Ashanti and Ashley Simpson when she was 13 years old. After that, she won the “World Hip Hop Championships.” She also appeared as a backup dancer for Remy Ma and performed on MTV’s My Super 18.
As a vocalist, she appeared at the 2007 Super Bowl Pre-Show and has opened for musicians such as Pitbull, Ciara, Lil Wayne, and Flo Rida. Candy Swirl, one of her songs, was also included in the soundtrack of Bring It On 5. Her song, Ain’t No Stressin, was also used on the soundtrack of Step Up 2: The Streets.
The Claims Conference is funding Montana Tucker’s How To: Never Forget.
Tucker has been defending her identity for some time now, and she has gotten a lot of backlash for it. She told The Times of Israel that people often question her whether she is “really Jewish” because of her looks and name. She said,
“What exactly does it imply when people say I don’t appear Jewish or have a Jewish-sounding name?”
After years of being told she “doesn’t seem Jewish,” she finally embraced her background by creating a Holocaust informative series. Montana Tucker and a team traveled to Poland earlier this year to record the series, which tells the tale of her grandparents, who survived the catastrophe. The team followed tales from Kraków through Beec and finally to Auschwitz.
The Claims Conference, an international organization that works to offer reparations, restitution, and aid to Holocaust survivors and their families, financed the journey and short films. SoulShop Studios’ Israel Shachter and Rachel Kastner produced the series. The ten-part documentary series immerses viewers in the history of Nazi Germany’s extermination of over six million Jews during World War II. The series has already had over a million views, and the last episode will be available shortly. This falls during the 10 days before Kristallnacht, the November 1938 pogrom in which many Jews were killed and 20,000 men were detained in detention camps.
Montana Tucker believes she owes it to her grandparents and her ancestry to tell this narrative rather than attempt to conceal or cover her Judaism. She believes that her platform has given her the duty, and she hopes that with over 9 million followers, she can promote peace and diminish anti-Semitic views.