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 is a president, vice president, a treasurer, a secretary 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 genafter-owner@yahoogroups.com.

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.
240-396-6467
genafter-owner@yahoogroups.com
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.

How One Young Holocaust Victim's Memory Forged a Community Across America

A series of uncanny coincidences draws an eruv of living memory around the soul of one little girl who perished in the Holocaust.

by Susan L.M. Goldberg, PJ Media - Click here for the full article

From Our Blog

Upcoming Events

October Fall Tea and Elections took place on October 14, 2018 at Beth el Congregation.  A new slate of offices and Board members were elected.  Prof. Emanuel Thorne spoke on Polish Jewish contemporary relations.

Book Group Meeting – The Generation After, Inc. members meet regularly to discuss books and topics of mutual interest to children of survivors. The last book group discussed  "The Jews of Nazi Vienna 1938-1945: Rescue and Destruction," by Ilana Fritz Offenberger.  Contact Charlotte for info at genafter-owner@yahoogroups.com

GenAfter Shabbat Dinners  Our next potluck and intergenerational Shabbat dinner will take place on December 14, 2018 in several member homes in the DC/MD area.  Kosher and kosher-style options are available.  If you are interested in attending or would like to volunteer to host a dinner, contact us at GenAfterShabbat@gmail.com.

Writing Group  An ongoing Generation After Writing Group formed after members participated with 2G author Gina Roitman in an exciting workshop. If you would like to learn how to transform memory into memoir, how to shape your story and fill in the missing pieces, please join us.  For more information, call 240-396-6467.  Next meeting in November,2018. Date and place TBD.

 Chanukah Party  We will not be sponsoring a Chanukah party in 2018. Our 2017 Chanukah Party at Tikvat Israel Synagogue on December 10, 2017 was a joyous event with multiple generations singing, dancing and celebrating.  Read our blog and view photos of the 2016 event here.

2018 World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants and Generations of the Shoah Conference  The 2018 Conference will take place November 9-12, in West PalmBeach, FL. It brings together multiple generations from around the world. Read about the 2016 Conference at Conference Report.

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 genafter-owner@yahoogroups.com.

Yom HaShoah Community-Wide Commemoration The 2019 Yom Hashoah Commemoration will take place on May 5, 2019, times and place TBD.  The 2018 commemoration took place on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 in Rockville, MD. Access program here