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 generationafterdc@gmail.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
generationafterdc@gmail.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. Prof. Thorne will discuss his father's book, "It Will Yet Be Heard" at Politics and Prose on January 20,2019 at 3pm.

Zikaron Basalon is a unique small group format, developed by 3G's in Israel, to commemorate the Shoah.  This January 30th, GenAfter is partnering with 3GDC and the Last Generation to hold 3 events at intimate settings in DC. The program includes survivor testimony, expressions of remembrance and an intergenerational discussion.  If you are interested in learning more and attending, please write to generationafterdc@gmail.com.

Book Group Meeting – The Generation After, Inc. members meet regularly to discuss books and topics of mutual interest to children of survivors. The next book group meeting is on February 24th.  Contact Charlotte for info at generationafterdc@gmail.com.

GenAfter Shabbat Dinners  Our last potluck and intergenerational Shabbat dinners took place on December 14, 2018 in several member homes in the DC/MD area.  Kosher and kosher-style options are available. The next dinners will be held on February 22.  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 in 2018 and met multiple times with mentor Gina Roitman to learn to transform memory into memoir.  If you would like to join us to shape your own story and fill in the missing pieces, please join us.  For more information,  contact us at generationafterdc@gmail.com.

2018 World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants and Generations of the Shoah Conference  The 2018 Conference took place November 9-12, in West PalmBeach, FL. It brought 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 generationafterdc@gmail.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