The Generation After, Inc.

Shoah Survivors & Descendants of Greater Washington, DC

Who We Are

The Generation After, Inc. was created in 1979 as an organization of children of Holocaust survivors in the Greater Washington area.

It has expanded over the years to include grandchildren of survivors and survivors themselves with the merging of The Generation After, Inc. and Jewish Survivors of the Shoah and Friends of Greater Washington in 2015.

We are also affiliated with Generations of the Shoah International (GSI), a worldwide umbrella group for second generation activities.

What We Offer

  • Educational programs
  • Social gatherings
  • Holocaust remembrance activities
  • Advocacy activities
  • Programs with authors, artists, scholars, politicians, and experts in the field
  • Social and inter-generational opportunities
  • Sharing Holocaust-related information and resources

Board and Officers:  There are two co-presidents, a treasurer, a web master, a Program Coordinator, a Membership coordinator and a 15- member Board.

As an all volunteer group, The Generation After, Inc. is always seeking new members and volunteers to help run the group and its activities. To volunteer, please call 240-396-6467 or email

How You Can Join Us

Join us by clicking here, filling out a membership form and paying annual dues of $36. Join our email list and receive information on upcoming events, articles of interest and the monthly Generations of the Shoah International newsletter.

Contact Information

The Generation After, Inc.
PO Box 5854
Derwood, MD 20855

Remember a Child

Remember a Child provides pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah families with the name of a child Shoah victim who was annihilated before he or she could become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  Families receive a Certificate of Remembrance to document this “match,” bibliographic/references, citations, or links to enable  families to conduct even more in-depth independent research. The current generation can thereby commemorate the lives of those one-and-a-half million children whose lives were so tragically curtailed. To learn more about the Remember a Child program click here. Read a profile of this remarkable program in the Washington Jewish Week.

From Our Blog

Upcoming Events

Book Group Meeting – Members of The Generation After, Inc. meet regularly to discuss books and topics of mutual interest to children of survivors. Next meeting is April 2, 2017 and the book is "The Pity of it All: A Portrait of Jews in Germany 1743-1933," by Amos Elon.  Contact Charlotte for details at

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants and Generations of the Shoah Conference – November 4-7, Los Angeles. A Summary of this conference by attendee Anat Bar-Cohen is on our Blog at Conference Report.

GenAfter Shabbat Dinners – Please join us at our next Shabbat Dinner on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00pm. Our December inaugural dinner was attended by 20 members at 2 members' homes and was a wonderful evening. Kosher and kosher-style options are available to break bread and welcome the Shabbat together. To RSVP for the March Shabbath Dinner, contact us at

Chanukah Party - Our annual inter-generational Chanukah Party took place on December 18, 2016 at Tikvat Israel Synagogue with 90 members of all the generations in attendance.  Read our blog and view photos of the event here.

Advocacy - We monitor the plight of Survivors here and around the world and have rallied in many ways to secure appropriate funds to care for survivors in need.  For more information contact Anat at