Our Story

The Memory Project’s unique multimedia exhibit shows a Holocaust survivor’s riveting story of the brother she lost, coupled with images of her daughter painting portraits of that boy. Enriching public program and educational materials are available.

For Educators

For grades 6 and up, The Memory Project provides free video, print and downloadable materials that will help your students understand that they are part of history, develop art and presentation skills, and gain insight into the Holocaust through personal stories and hands-on experience.

View and Make Portraits

Learn to make a black and white remembrance portrait using a proven technique. Browse the powerful portraits that have been made by people all around the world. Submit your portrait for a chance to be selected as the Portrait of the Month.

What’s New

  • The Magic of The Memory Project

    At exhibits and workshops across the U.S., Poland and Hungary, people from 10 to 80 years old have been moved to greater understanding and empathy by connecting to Holocaust stories and their own family history. We’re proud of this video that demonstrates the magic of the project. When The Memory …Read More »
  • International Tracing Service

    The International Tracing Service is an incredible archive that has allowed people to trace and obtain historical records about family members who were victims of Nazi persecution. This service gave Memory Project founder Roz Jacobs the ability to find out about her own family: “I used this service and got …Read More »
  • An Exciting Family Connection

    The Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska included a Memory Project workshop in their Art and the Holocaust program. When Sina Blanker, a survivor from their community, visited the Institute to look at the finished art projects, she was excited to recognize one of them as her father, Simon …Read More »