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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It enlivened the curriculum and enabled our students to connect their family history with that of the overall curriculum, empowering them to see their connections to important historical events. Students were excited to participate in this unique activity combining artistic expression and history.
I liked being able to do a hands-on activity instead of a normal discussion or reading.
I learned that pain and joy can be enriching when combined together. You cannot have one without the other.
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…
Here’s another program on the Holocaust. Good. Here’s a program with a different take on the Holocaust. Better. Here’s a program that draws you into the story from the traditional angle and from other, unique perspectives. Best…This film works because it appeals to all the senses – through the visual arts, music, and emotion. It combines great visuals, tight editing, well-constructed story arc, and it does it all in a half hour.
What I learned about my friend’s experience, which relates to the Holocaust, is that no matter what happens, keep trying to go on.
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.
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.
This video and story both made what happened with the Jews during Hitler’s rule seem so much more real. This video did a great job in capturing the story and the emotional connection the artist and her mother both had to the events.
I will remember drawing my great grandmother and laughing about my representation, but feel really good about how much time I took dedicated to doing this project about her. The presentation was the most meaningful part because I was sharing part of my own life through my ancestor’s.