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To promote, support and ensure the future of Holocaust Museum LA.
To provide a platform for individuals who have one or both parents who were victims of Nazi persecution.
To continue our parents' legacy by stepping into the role of torchbearers.
To defend the truth of the Holocaust and inspire a culture of remembrance.
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A Holocaust survivor is anyone who survived the systematic, state-organized policy of genocidal mass murder of the Jewish community perpetrated by Nazi Germany and its allies and collaborators. Any individual, Jewish or non-Jewish, who was persecuted, targeted, arrested, displaced and/or discriminated against due to the racial, religious, ethnic, social, and political policies and ideologies of the Nazi Government between 1933-1945 and survived is a Holocaust survivor.
In June, 2022, I was invited to participate, as a long time HMLA docent, in a writing workshop for 2G’s. I am always interested in interacting with other 2G’s and I like to write, so it seemed like a perfect combination for me. What I did not know was what a meaningful experience this was going to be, one which I don’t want to end. It has been so rewarding hearing the stories of my fellow 2G’s, getting to know others who come from a background like my own, and understanding their stories as they understand mine on a level of shared experiences. As with most things I do at the museum, I always seem to receive as much, if not more, than I give and I want to thank our wonderful facilitator, Michele Gold, for leading us on this fulfilling journey.
2G and Holocaust Museum LA, Docent
Memoirs from 2G Writing Workshop
The following mini memoirs were developed from a memoir writing workshop led by Michele Gold, a Holocaust educator and author, and Museum Honorary Director.
“Mom” by Deborah Beckman, 2G
“A Letter to My Boys” by Deena Goodman, 2G
“My Mother,” by Deena Goodman, 2G
“Rising From the Ashes,” by Eli Eldan, 2G
“Aunt Bertha” by Eli Eldan, 2G
“Shaul” by Eli Eldan, 2G
“Borrowed Stories” by Fern Topas Salka, 2G
“CTO” by Paul Schneider, 2G
“Roisa and Gittel,” by Paul Schneider, 2G
“Saturday Discharge,” by Paul Schneider, 2G
“Something,” by Paul Schneider, 2G
“Irene” by Paul Schneider, 2G
“Aunt Katherine” by Priscilla Schneider, 2G and Holocaust Museum LA, Docent
“My Brother Peter,” by Priscilla Schneider, 2G and Holocaust Museum LA, Docent
“Forgiveness” by Priscilla Schneider, 2G and Holocaust Museum LA, Docent
“Coming to America” by Priscilla Schneider, 2G and Holocaust Museum LA, Docent
HMLA/MOTL March of the Living 2023
“Auschwitz” by Priscilla Schneider, 2G and Holocaust Museum LA, Docent
“A Franchise Operation” by Dr. Melvin Greenspan, 2G
Holocaust Museum LA is excited to launch DOR, Descendants of Remembrance, a collective of children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who seek to steward the legacy of their family history in order to connect through personal stories, inspire cross-cultural conversations, and educate against hate.
All participants are expected to attend every session of the 6-session intensive training as well as complete the assigned reading and exercises. DOR@HMLA is a training program that will offer participants the opportunity to learn how to present an engaging, historically accurate, and educational presentation.
If you are interested in joining the program, please fill out the following application by December 10.
Training will take place Tuesdays 6PM - 8 PM in-person.
Session dates are January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, and 13.
May 2 - 9 | 2024
Throughout my life, as a 2G and as a long-time HMLA docent, I have felt that I need to see, in person, the place, which is at the heart of my family's annihilation, Auschwitz. Yet, every time the opportunity arose, I could not bring myself to do it. Then this past fall I was invited to be part of the 2G delegation of the March of the Living and thought, okay, it's time, no matter what, I need to go, and so I did. I was filled with trepidation, arriving alone, and feeling surrounded by strangers. These strangers enveloped me into their arms, with all of us supporting each other through what was one of the most difficult, yet gratifying, experiences of our lives. Since returning, there is a new depth with which I now lead my tours that comes from being in the place "where it happened." Nothing can replace that experience, and doing so with a group that ends up as your brothers and sisters is the greatest reward one can expect from any journey, even one as challenging as going to Auschwitz.
2G and Holocaust Museum LA, Docent
The recent trip to Poland for the 2023 March of the Living was difficult, extraordinary and in many ways life changing. It was a week filled with intellectual learning, deep reflection, profound sadness and incredible connection with other children of Holocaust survivors. We started as strangers and left with friendships grounded in a sharing of the deeply profound. I was lucky enough to travel with my sister and the experience proved to be a cathartic honoring of our late father, who was a Holocaust survivor. For as difficult as the trip was at times, it was remedied in being with a group of people who openly shared their family histories and unique understanding of how the Holocaust has impacted their lives.
Holocaust Museum LA Board Member
Join Holocaust Museum LA's March of the Living delegation designed for 2G families.
Holocaust Museum LA is proud to partner with the International March of the Living to organize a delegation designed for 2Gs and their families. If you are interested in joining the March of the Living in Spring 2024, please contact Michael Morgenstern at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (323) 456-5083. As torchbearers, we will remember those who perished and honor the legacy of those who survived.
Applications due by November 20, 2023.
3G@HMLA is a community for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who are helping to shape the future of Holocaust remembrance and education. Our mission is based on memory, education, community, and social action, drawing on our own personal connections as stewards of our grandparents' legacies and the rich resources and support of Holocaust Museum LA.
Our 3G@HMLA group is committed to carrying on our grandparents' stories and legacies which live in our personal histories and in our DNA. It is our responsibility to remember, it is our responsibility to educate, and it is our responsibility to inspire. As a 3G group, we stand for commemorating our past, changing the future, and creating a world of mutual respect. We teach how hate, discrimination, and prejudices lead to one of the worst chapters in human history. The Holocaust was a Jewish tragedy, but also a tragedy for all of humanity. What we do matters, and education helps us to close the gaps that divide us.
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