Meet Holocaust survivor Anna Jacobs and her brother Kalman in a workshop that will touch hearts and minds.

Kalman and Anna are Jewish children who escape from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Soon after, Kalman disappears without a trace. Anna recounts their story as her daughter, Roz, paints his portrait. The act of painting and sharing his story transforms Kalman’s image into a universal expression of love and loss in a ten-minute video that you can use to launch The Memory Project.

Download our curriculum guide and videos to show how the history of the Holocaust seen through the lens of one family can lead to exploring personal history. Participants watch short videos, write, learn interview techniques and draw with pastels, discovering that art is not a mystery and history is not abstract, but something that we all have inside of us.  Preview and download materials

Staff development and group workshops and film may be available in your area. See which customizable option is best for you.

Suggested dates to use the program:

  • November 9: anniversary of Kristallnacht, the first Nazi-organized pogrom against the Jews of Germany.
  • January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day and in 2015, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Russian troops
  • April 24, 2017:  Yom Hashoah, Day of Remembrance of the millions of Jews who were killed by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945. The date changes every year because it’s based on the Hebrew calendar.
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