The FJMC Yom HaShoah Yellow CandleTM project requests your community’s participation in a new program to shed light on what the Holocaust means to us. The project honors the Six Million Jews who perished in the Holocaust through home and community observance. The Yellow Candle project is intergenerational. In our communities we have children of survivors of the Holocaust known as second generation (2Gs); third generation (3Gs) the grandchildren of survivors; and now we have the fourth generation great-grandchildren (4Gs).
To honor the Holocaust and teach about it, we would like our 2Gs, 3Gs, and 4Gs to write about or make or share videos about what the Holocaust means to them. If your family immigrated before the Holocaust but had family members who did not and were murdered in Europe, please contribute your thoughts as well. Pictures of family members including 2Gs, 3Gs, 4Gs, and family heirlooms can be included as well. We will collect the stories and post them here on the FJMC Shoah Yellow Candle webpage and on social media leading up to Yom HaShoah which is May 2, 2019.
To make a submission, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Among the stories submitted are the following:
- The Kempner and Freidenreich Family History by Irv Kempner from Sharon, MA - A history of the families from the early years in Poland in the early 1900's to recent times.