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

How You Can Join Us

Join us by clicking here, filling out a membership form and paying annual dues of $36.
Contact Information
The Generations After, Inc.
P.O. Box 2121
Rockville, MD 20847

Join our email list and receive information on upcoming events, articles of interest and the monthly Generations of the Shoah International newsletter.

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:  The Nazis Called it Kristallnacht.  Sunday, November 7, 2021, 3:00pm, EST(day we return to EST, so turn clocks back on Saturday)  This extraordinary program remembers the horrific events of November 9-10, 1938, with testimony from survivor Susan Warsinger, a review of events from the Germany, Czech and Austrian perspectives by Dr. Michael Brenner, American University, Lukas Pribyl, Embassy of the Czech Republic and Dr. Ilana Offenberger, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Included will be live music, historic film clips and an ending shofar blast. Please join us and help us remember.  Register.

Book Group Meeting.  The next book group will meet in December 2021.  More information to come.   RSVP to attend:

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

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

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.