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

Register Sunday, August 29, 3 PM ET Virtual Tea and Annual Meeting, "Rebuilding Lives: From D.P. Camps to the U.S. and Israel." Join the fascinating and unique discussion on the little-understood, but pivotal period after World War II from liberation to the early years of Jewish Holocaust survivor resettlement in the U.S. and Israel.

"Rebuilding Lives: From D.P. Camps to the U.S. and Israel" will highlight two prominent historians who have extensively researched those experiences, revealing what attributes contributed to the rebuilding of survivors' lives, what elements stood in the way, and how they were greeted by the Jewish communities and their own non-survivor families. Read more about the program speakers.

Book Group Meeting.  The next book group will meet on September 26, 2021, 2 PM ET.  We will discuss the book Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead. RSVP to attend: generationafterdc@gmail.com.

Save the Date! Gen After Kristallnacht Program, November 7, 3 PM ET.

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.

Previous event: June 22-24, 2021 - screening of acclaimed German-Danish film, Winter 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 Kulturbund, a Nazi creation and the only option available for Jewish musicians. June 27, 3:00pm EDT - discussion with Goldsmith, long-time DC classical music announcer, filmmaker Anders Ostergaard and Bob Edwards, Peabody award-winning NPR journalist moderated.