Woodcut of Kalman Huberman by Jerrold Green
January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this date 72 years ago, Russian troops liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. The date is commemorated by more than 20 countries worldwide with exhibits, film screenings, talks, and ceremonies.
We invite you to personally commemorate the day. You could: 1) Use our simple art lesson to make a portrait of a Holocaust survivor or victim. 2) View the portraits people all over the world have made. 3) Read the story of a Holocaust victim or survivor. 4) Share your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter or by replying to the blogpost.
Creativity, compassion and connection. That’s our prescription for honoring the past and promoting unity and social justice in the present.
Laurie Weisman and Roz Jacobs, Co-founders, The Memory Project