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

  • The Memory Project partners with USC Shoah Foundation

    In partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation, we launched a new activity on their powerful iWitness platform. This is part of an important initiative called 100 Days to Inspire Respect. This is especially timely as we are in Holocaust Remembrance Month. The activity is called Resilience Through Art – The …Read More »
  • Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

    Today is the official day of remembrance for the horrific genocide in Rwanda. It occurred in 1994, only 23 years ago. As the world watched, helpless or unwilling to help, more than 800,000 people were massacred over 100 days. Today, we invite you take a moment to think about just …Read More »
  • The Memory Project in Omaha

    Last weekend at the National Art Education Association’s annual conference, Memory Project founders Roz Jacobs and Laurie Weisman learned that that over the past two years, more than a quarter of the middle schools in Omaha, Nebraska have held Memory Project workshops. The Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha has …Read More »