Generations After – A Group for Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Survivors and Holocaust Refugees
We are the first generation after the darkness. Through our parents’ memories, words, and silence we are linked to that annihilated Jewish existence whose echoes permeate our consciousness.
We dedicate this pledge to our parents who suffered and survived, to our grandparents who perished in the flames, to our vanished brothers and sisters, more than one million Jewish children, so brutally murdered.
To all six million Jews and five million non-Jews, whose unyielding spiritual and physical resistance, even in the camps and ghettos, exemplifies our people’s commitment to life.
We pledge to remember . . .
Welcome to “Generations After” at The Florida Holocaust Museum. If you are a child or an adult grandchild of Holocaust Survivors or Holocaust Refugees, we welcome you to join us as part of Generations After. We are called 2G’s for children of Survivors (Second Generation after the Holocaust) or 3G’s for grandchildren (Third Generation after the Holocaust).
GENERATIONS AFTER WANTS YOU
“Generations After” sends out a monthly e-mail notice. We want to make our members aware of all the informative programs at the Museum as well as the important educational and social opportunities offered by Generations After. If you are a member of The Florida Holocaust Museum – that’s all it takes to be a member of “Generations After.” If you are not yet a member of The Florida Holocaust Museum, please call the Museum right away (727-820-0100) to join so you can be part of our group. There is no extra cost to be a member of Generations After.
To be on our email list, after you have joined the Museum, please email Generations After.
Generations After participates in events at The Florida Holocaust Museum such as Yom Hashoah and Kristallnacht commemorations. We speak at the Museum as well as in schools throughout the Tampa Bay area, telling our parents’ stories as well as our own story of what it means to be part of a Holocaust Survivor’s family. We volunteer as docents to help student groups never forget the important lessons of the Holocaust.
Generations After presents educational programs that are of particular interest to children of Survivors and Refugees. We bring in speakers to talk about the issues of Holocaust Survivor families. We have also taken educational trips to Washington DC, New York, and New Orleans. We also offer social events and activities.
ABOUT GENERATIONS AFTER
Belonging to Generations After is an opportunity to network with other sons and daughters of Survivors and Refugees. Do you know anyone else who is a 2G? Please tell them about us, and let us know about them. A 2G is anyone whose parents lived under Nazi rule, or in countries persecuted by the Nazis. You are also a 2G if your parents had to leave any Nazi occupied country, even if your parents do not consider themselves Holocaust Survivors. We are bonded together by our similar situation of being raised by parents who survived this dark and traumatic time period.
Generations After meets to develop education programs to learn about the Holocaust and how our parents’ experiences impacted us. Some of us are docents at the Museum as we recognize the importance of learning more about the Holocaust so that we can teach others and help the world to remember. As our parents get older or are no longer available to tell their stories, it will be us, the generation closest to the Survivors, who will be the speakers of truth to the world.