The Memory Project

The Memory Project Creating positive change in the world through art, storytelling and education; memorializing victims of Holocaust and genocide one portrait at a time
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The Memory Project Productions was founded in 2008 by Roz Jacobs and Laurie Weisman. Headquarters: New York. Exhibits, films and workshops distributed internationally.

The Memory Project Productions was founded in 2008 by Roz Jacobs and Laurie Weisman. Headquarters: New York. Exhibits, films and workshops distributed internationally.

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Photos from The Memory Project's post
04/07/2021

Photos from The Memory Project's post

Today we observe the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
04/07/2021
Never Again-- Again

Today we observe the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

Six survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda share their stories. Roz Jacobs, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, reflects on how we can ever get…

April's Portrait of the Month was created at a workshop for educators and museum professionals that we held (over Zoom) ...
04/01/2021

April's Portrait of the Month was created at a workshop for educators and museum professionals that we held (over Zoom) in partnership with Centropa. Jerilyn B. created this beautiful portrait of Fania Brantsovskaya. Click to read more about the artist, workshop, and subject: https://memoryprojectproductions.com/portrait-month/

Photos from Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust's post
03/31/2021

Photos from Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust's post

Save the date! On Wednesday, February 24 from 4:00-5:30pm EST we will be holding a Zoom workshop in partnership with Cen...
02/17/2021

Save the date! On Wednesday, February 24 from 4:00-5:30pm EST we will be holding a Zoom workshop in partnership with Centropa.

Join us for a 90-minute webinar where we will demonstrate how you can powerfully use Holocaust stories and images to teach empathy, compassion, and observation skills. Learn how drawing portraits of Holocaust victims and survivors deepens your relationship to history.

REGISTER HERE: https://survs.com/survey/ggti9rev9y

Save the date! On Wednesday, February 24 from 4:00-5:30pm EST we will be holding a Zoom workshop in partnership with Centropa.

Join us for a 90-minute webinar where we will demonstrate how you can powerfully use Holocaust stories and images to teach empathy, compassion, and observation skills. Learn how drawing portraits of Holocaust victims and survivors deepens your relationship to history.

REGISTER HERE: https://survs.com/survey/ggti9rev9y

02/02/2021

February's Portrait of the Month features Aleksander Kuliseiwicz who was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp for his antifascist views. He wrote music to expose and cope with the horrors of the experience, and demonstrated how art can be used as a tool of survival and resistance. We honor him by drawing his portrait and remembering him.

Click to read more: http://bit.ly/2Gyns1z

February's Portrait of the Month features Aleksander Kuliseiwicz who was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to the Sachsen...
02/01/2021

February's Portrait of the Month features Aleksander Kuliseiwicz who was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp for his antifascist views. He wrote music to expose and cope with the horrors of the experience, and demonstrated how art can be used as a tool of survival and resistance. We honor him by drawing his portrait and remembering him.

Click to read more: http://bit.ly/2Gyns1z

February's Portrait of the Month features Aleksander Kuliseiwicz who was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp for his antifascist views. He wrote music to expose and cope with the horrors of the experience, and demonstrated how art can be used as a tool of survival and resistance. We honor him by drawing his portrait and remembering him.

Click to read more: http://bit.ly/2Gyns1z

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
01/11/2021
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

With six medals, Agnes Keleti was the most successful athlete at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and she is recognized as one of the most successful Jewish Olympic athletes of all time, and she just celebrated her 100th birthday.

Read more on Israel Hayom ישראל היום:

We taught our first ever zoom workshop in partnership with the Holocaust Museum L.A. Roz got into the groove of online t...
12/08/2020

We taught our first ever zoom workshop in partnership with the Holocaust Museum L.A. Roz got into the groove of online teaching thanks to the passion of the wonderful group of 6th grade students.

We're featuring one of the portraits created at the workshop as our Portrait of the Month for December!

This month's beautiful portrait of Stephania Podgorska was created at our first ever zoom workshop! Click through to rea...
12/07/2020
Portrait of the Month - The Memory Project

This month's beautiful portrait of Stephania Podgorska was created at our first ever zoom workshop! Click through to read about the workshop we held in partnership with Holocaust Museum L.A.

Each month the Memory Project chooses a new Portrait of the Month, highlighting the work of a student from a Memory Project workshop.

Today is Holocaust survivor Anna Jacobs’ birthday. She passed away four years ago, just shy of her 92nd birthday. Her le...
11/11/2020

Today is Holocaust survivor Anna Jacobs’ birthday. She passed away four years ago, just shy of her 92nd birthday. Her legacy lives on through her family and through her guidance and wisdom. She is the root of all of Memory Project Productions programs, and touches tens of thousands of lives through our work. We love and miss her every day.

If you would like to honor her memory with a birthday gift, you can donate in her name: https://memoryprojectproductions.com/donate/

Happy birthday to Dora Rivkina. Dora grew up in Minsk, the capital of Belorussia. Dora was a swimmer and dancer, and aft...
11/07/2020

Happy birthday to Dora Rivkina. Dora grew up in Minsk, the capital of Belorussia. Dora was a swimmer and dancer, and after escaping the ghetto, became a partisan fighter against the N***s. Unfortunately, Dora's group was captured by German soldiers and Dora was killed for being Jewish. Honor her memory by reading about her life: https://bit.ly/3epd64n

Our workshops build empathy, something we need to see more of. This month's portrait was created at a community workshop...
11/01/2020
Portrait of the Month - The Memory Project

Our workshops build empathy, something we need to see more of. This month's portrait was created at a community workshop at Brooklyn Public Library where people from multiple generations were able to connect with each other.

The portrait features a young boy, Moishe Felman - honor his story and his memory by reading more about him.

Each month the Memory Project chooses a new Portrait of the Month, highlighting the work of a student from a Memory Project workshop.

Today is Romania’s National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust so we chose Romanian-born Mira Kovács as our Portrait of ...
10/09/2020
Portrait of the Month - The Memory Project

Today is Romania’s National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust so we chose Romanian-born Mira Kovács as our Portrait of the Month. On October 9, 1942, mass deportations of Jews in Romania began. In 2004, Romania set aside this day to remember the Jews and Romani who were killed during the Holocaust and reflect on Romania’s role in the arresting and deporting its Jewish and Roma citizens.

Click through to read more.

Each month the Memory Project chooses a new Portrait of the Month, highlighting the work of a student from a Memory Project workshop.

Read about Magda Laszlo, whose striking portrait we are featuring for September. She endured grueling and dangerous forc...
09/01/2020
Portrait of the Month - The Memory Project

Read about Magda Laszlo, whose striking portrait we are featuring for September. She endured grueling and dangerous forced labor at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she lost her entire family. She became very ill and was eventually liberated from the hospital. Magda returned to Hungary and became a teacher. Read more and view her portrait:

Each month the Memory Project chooses a new Portrait of the Month, highlighting the work of a student from a Memory Project workshop.

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Co-founder Roz Jacobs is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Jack and Anna Jacobs. Their optimism and zest for life inspires both Jacobs and Weisman. Jack Jacobs was a passionate believer in the importance of education, so this work is dedicated to him as well as to Anna, whose spirt and story are central to the whole project.

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I hope this is ok to post here. I spent about 9 years researching my family’s stories and put them into a novel here so that the entire world can learn them. I wanted to give my relatives, many of whom I never met, back their voices. Please consider using this book in your education programs.
My ten year old recently completed this photo of a girl in Pakistan.
NEW DOCUMENTARY REVEALS A HIDDEN SHOAH STORY Dear friends, It is an honor for me to be at the forefront of a story tradition that belongs uniquely to children of Holocaust survivors. Thank you for inviting us to tell you more: It is a special privilege to follow one son of survivors on a journey to trace his inherited trauma in my documentary, The Presence of Their Absence. Armed with only scant clues from his late parents, Fred Zaidman ventures into the unknown to tell his story for this first time. With helpers in Poland, Israel, Germany, and an unlikely source – a Baptist minister in Atlanta - Fred finds his roots in the ashes of the Shoah. Yad Vashem has called The Presence of Their Absence “a film for the ages”. We are delighted it has come to Digital HD today on iTunes and your other platforms: https://itunes.apple.com/…/the-presence-of-the…/id 1449946652 - The link includes the trailer. You may also try Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Presence-Their-Absence-Fred-Zaidman/dp/B07P1C57FL I hope you will view the film, send your thoughts, and consider sharing your personal stories via our private email address on our website (thepresenceoftheirabsence.com), as we plan a new film on trans-generational trauma. With gratitude, Donna Kanter and team