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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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
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
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 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 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.
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.
It is important to hear the stories as it brings the history to life and shows that it’s more than an event in a textbook.
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.
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.