The mission of The Memory Project Productions is to promote social justice
through art and remembrance.
- • As descendants of Holocaust survivors we have a particular responsibility to fight intolerance and promote understanding.
• Sharing stories through creativity makes tangible connections to the past and emotional bonds between people in the present.
• Experiencing art provides opportunities to see and connect with the world more fully.
• The Memory Project is a platform for investigating the past, connecting it with the present and sharing what we learn across generations and cultures.
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I really liked how there was repetition, not in a bad way, but in a way that makes me feel bad/sad. This piece can really get to you and many people can relate to this…
I like how art can be used to express the emotions and mindset of past events that we can only read about in textbooks and not truly experience ourselves…I really liked learning about how observation and focusing on light and shadows can evoke feeling from a plain piece of paper; it’s truly magic.
This was the best experience I’ve had in eight years teaching…Students learned about the world from each other.
I love this project, it is one of my favorite days of the year!
Finding Kalman is as poignant a movie as it is charming. Four generations — survivors, their children and their children’s children and even theirs — recall the past and create in the wake of that past. It is about loss and renewal, creativity and memory — all the elements of life. It is a work of both simplicity and power.
The Friday evening was filled with feeling and story and depth and connection. Thank you for your unusual teaching, your beautiful examples – and for making possible a very moving experience.
I learned that pain and joy can be enriching when combined together. You cannot have one without the other.
Jacobs, through images, photographs and a film, tells the story of her family members who lived in Poland before the war. In painting a series of portraits of her relative based on his one single photo, she is trying to restore a part of Kalman’s existence. With this, the artist is able to create an installation that illustrates the power of change that lies within art and memory and makes the tragedy of the Shoah something that is very personal and direct.
I think that the connection of art to history is very important because it can help you visualize things more. Also, when you are actually doing something you are able to form even a deeper connection to the subject, or at least I am personally, because you are doing something with your hands as well as your mind.
I will remember my grandfather’s story forever. Hearing his story from him was the most meaningful part, and how exciting it was for him.