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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The film provided me with a firsthand example of how the Holocaust impacted families. I have never witnessed anything like it.
I liked being able to do a hands-on activity instead of a normal discussion or reading.
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.
Future generations can still connect and carry the legacy of those who we’ve lost.
It’s important to understand the experiences of ancestors because then you can be more sympathetic to them.
I really, truly enjoyed this project. I also loved hearing about my classmate’s experiences. I never really knew how much I don’t know my classmates. It has taught me not to assume I know everything about someone.
I love this project, it is one of my favorite days of the year!
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 was the best experience I’ve had in eight years teaching…Students learned about the world from each other.
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.