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. 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

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

Virtual: "Children of the Holocaust: Where are we Now?" a conversation with Helen Epstein will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2020 via Zoom. Receive details when you RSVP at  Helen Epstein is the author of the seminal book, Children of the Holocaust, the 1979 book that first described and shone a light on the second generation. Ms.Epstein is the author of 10 books, most recently her mother's memoir, Franci's War.  She will discuss the work of 2G's in writing our stories and our parents', connecting tour countries of origin and taking on anti-Semitism.  Free for Generations After members.

The Annual Fall Tea took place on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Beth el Congregation,with 125 participates in attendance. Mr. Lukas Pribyl, filmmaker and Czech diplomat, gave a riveting talk on his series of award-winning documentaries, Forgotten Transports, Testimonials of Bystanders of Deportations.  His work describes the deportations of Jews to little-known camps and  ghettos in occupied Baltic states, Belarus and Poland. The Danville Quartet performed and a reception followed.  

Book Group Meeting – The Generation After, Inc. members meet regularly to discuss books and topics of mutual interest to children of survivors. The next Book Group will discuss Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, by Annette Dumbach, on February 23, 2020.  Contact Charlotte for info at

Writing Group . A pilot GenAfter Writing Group began a 4- week session on March 8 with mentor Gina Roitman to learn to transform memory into memoir.  For more information on the Writing Group, contact us at

GenAfter Shabbat Dinners  - MARCH 27 DINNER CANCELLED - Our potluck and intergenerational Shabbat dinners take place in members' homes in the DC/MD area.  Kosher and kosher-style options are available. Next dinner will be on March 27 2020 in the DC area.  If you are interested in attending or would like to volunteer to host a dinner, contact us at

Advocacy - Generations After and the Holocaust Survivors Foundation have worked for some time to introduce legislation to benefit beneficiaries of Holocaust-era insurance policies and new legislation is being introduced again. Although it has been opposed by the administration and Stuart Eizenstat (former and current negotiator for the Claims Conference) who fought against it in prior attempts.  However, at a recent Senate Judiciary hearing on “Legislation to Restore Holocaust Survivors’ Rights to Recover Unpaid Insurance Policies," Sam Dubbins, Esq. who has worked tirelessly and pro bono for the survivors, provided legal precedent that would prove Eizenstat’s arguments outdated and offered witnesses, such as David Marmelstein,  who gave statistical evidence that the prior negotiated settlements by the Holocaust insurers were grossly inadequate. Senators Lindsay Graham, Diane Feinstein, and others on the panel were supportive and this legislation is now being introduced. For more information, contact

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED - Yom HaShoah Community-Wide Commemoration The next Yom Hashoah Commemoration will take place Sunday, April 19, 2020, at B'nai Tzedek, Potomac, MD.

Zikaron Basalon is a unique small group format, developed by 3G's in Israel, to commemorate the Shoah.  GenAfter is working with 3GDC and survivors on these commemorations. The program includes survivor testimony, expressions of remembrance and an intergenerational discussion.  To learn more and to attend, future events, please write to