Our Story: The Memory Project

The Memory Project Productions’ 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

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. For grades 6 and up.

View and Make Portraits

Experience your very own Memory Project Workshop. 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

  • Look and Don’t Forget

    A haunting portrait of Anna Maria Steinbach is August’s Portrait of the Month. We chose it because August 2nd is Roma Genocide Remembrance Day. On that day in 1944, nearly 3,000 Roma and Sinti people, mostly women, children and the elderly were sent to the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Anna …Read More »
  • 20 Minutes to Unplug, Unwind, and Honor with Art

    Click here to jump directly to art-making instructions. I started writing this on a rainy day in my corner of France with intermittent thunder and lightning. I’m sitting in a cozy stone barn with a sharply slanting roof. For some 300 years this building was home to sheep. With some …Read More »
  • Inspired by Nelson Mandela, Hannah Senesh and Ahmad Joudeh

    Today is Nelson Mandela’s birthday. To honor him, July 18 was declared Mandela Day by a unanimous vote at the UN in 2008. And yesterday was Hannah Senesh’s birthday. It seems that I have a pattern of reflecting on events that are a day apart. Mandela has always been one …Read More »