The Generations After, Inc.

Shoah Survivors & Descendants of Greater Washington, DC

Who We Are

The Generations 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 Generations 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 Generations After, Inc.
P.O. Box 2121
Rockville, MD 20847
240-396-6467
generationafterdc@gmail.com

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.

Read about a recent success for Remember a Child in the Baltimore 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

 Yom Hashoah VIRTUAL Community Commemoration - Keynote speaker: Elisha Weisel, This year's commemoration will be held virtually on Sunday, April 11, 2021, 1:00–2:00 PM EDT. The Generations After is a member of the JCRC Holocaust Commission and an event sponsor. Several of our members will have places of honor in the program. For event details visit jcouncil.org. Information, contact Deb Miller.

Book Group Meeting – The Generation After, Inc.  April 18, 2021, 10am EDT.  The next book is Yellow Star, by Jennifer Roy(cousin of Generations After member Greg Rozynes). Characterized as a young adult novel, Yellow Star is the true story of 4 year-old Sylvia Perlmutter, who with her family, was  forced to live in the cramped ghetto of Lodz, Poland. From her child's perspective, the book  tells the moving story of courage, love and survival. RSVP to attend: generationafterdc@gmail.com.

Shavuoth and Recipes from the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. May 2,2021, 1:00pm EDT.  Cookbook producer, Joanne Caras will share recipes and stories from the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook.  Proceeds from book sales are donated to Jewish charities and support the Carmei Ha’ir Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds hundreds of Israelis in need, including Holocaust survivors. Joanne will describe her story, and participants will receive Shavuoth recipes to prepare on their own. Register at genafterevents@gmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE: June 22-24, 2021 - screening of acclaimed German-Danish film, Winter's Journey, based on Martin Goldsmith's book, Inextinguishable Symphony. The film chronicles his musician parents' Holocaust experiences through documentary and fiction styles.  It reveals their history in the Judischer Culturbund, a Nazi creation and the only option available for Jewish musicians. June 27, 3:00pm EDT - discussion with Goldsmith, a Sirius classical music announcer, filmmaker Anders Ostergaard and Bob Edwards, Peabody award-winning NPS journalist will moderator. Details to follow.

Writing Group . GenAfter is hosting 2 Writing Groups with mentor Gina Roitman aimed at learning to transform memory into memoir.  For more information on joining one of the Writing Groups which will begin a new session in March, contact us at generationafterdc@gmail.com.

Advocacy - Generations After supports Blue Card, a long time New York-based Holocaust survivor support agency that provides direct aide to needy survivors in 35 states. For more information, contact generationafterdc@gmail.com.