The Generation After, Inc.

Shoah Survivors & Descendants of Greater Washington, DC

About Us

A Multigenerational Community of Shoah Survivors and Descendants

We are a gathering place for survivors, child survivors, children and grandchildren of the Shoah in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area. Join us for programs on topics of interest, social gatherings, educational projects and social action. We are a multigenerational family that continues the legacy and memory of those impacted by the Shoah. Learn more about our Programs.

Holocaust Remembrance

We work on Holocaust Remembrance in many ways. We are instrumental in planning the annual community Yom HaShoah Commemoration. We are continuing the Remember a Child program that the Jewish Survivors of the Shoah and Friends of Greater Washington began 30 years ago to match a child having a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in our community with a child who perished during the Shoah, too young to have had her or his own Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Learn more about Remember a Child.

Holocaust Education

Historians, researchers, authors and political and policy makers such as Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, speak to our group on important issues. Members go out into community schools, churches, and civic groups to educate them about the Shoah and tell their parents’ stories. We have taken on educational projects such as becoming interviewers for the Spielberg Oral History Project. See a listing of past educational projects.

Holocaust Book Group

Join our long-running book group that meets every 4-6 weeks at members’ homes for stimulating conversation, insights into common experiences and camaraderie. The group reads fiction and non-fiction and discussions are informed by the 2G experience. The group is open to all members of The Generation After, Inc. Learn more about how to join the Book Group.

Community and Holiday Celebrations

Throughout the year, our multigenerational community meets to celebrate events such as the Chanukah Party, summer Garden Party, Yom Ha-Atzmaut festivities, and special film showings and concerts.  To see photos about some of these events, click here.

Advocating for Survivor Welfare and Rights

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.  Members have signed petitions, met with social service agencies to gather facts, met with White House staff to explain the unmet needs of nearly half of all survivors who are living in poverty, and testified before Senate Committees for increased funding from Germany to assure it lives up to its obligations to care for every last survivor.