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 liked being able to do a hands-on activity instead of a normal discussion or reading.
I thought the entire process was really cool because when I was interviewing my mom, she got really emotional about some things and laughed about others. I felt like there was a new connection between my mom and I, and my mom and her family.
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.
Roz mother’s voice humanizes an aspect of the Holocaust that is infrequently visited: the simple humility of the Jewish people, the kindness and tenderness of Jewish family life, the redemption from the savage brutality that the Holocaust represents. I left with the feeling that this kind of brutalization must never happen again, and that I must do better to raise my voice against it right now, as it is happening someplace, on some level, in this world. I was inspired.
AuthorThe Color of Water
There are no words to express how beautiful, sad and real this film and story is. The combination of words and images to reflect such powerful feelings and deep emotions is extraordinary. You have found a way to help people be part of the process, understand a story and yes, share in the universal nature of all of this — loss but also healing and joy. This is a triumph of the human spirit and life. I would love to share with my family.
I noticed how each painting looked like Kalman but none of the paintings were that similar.
My 75 public school teachers at the Advanced University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute in February, 2011 stood on their feet in applause. This is a perfect film and program presentation for not only teacher training but also for a community showing. I can’t recommend this excellent program enough.
University of Miami Education Specialist/Holocaust Studies/Miami Dade County Public Schools
It’s important to understand the experiences of ancestors because then you can be more sympathetic to them.
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.