The Generations After, Inc.

Shoah Survivors & Descendants of Greater Washington, DC

Overview and Past Programs

The Generations After, Inc. is a 35-year old Washington, DC-area organization of children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors whose mission is to preserve the legacy of the Holocaust through education, commemoration, social support and advocacy. We are joined by Jewish Survivors of the Shoah & Friends of Greater Washington and we are a truly multi-generational group, linked by shared goals.

The Generations After, Inc. activities include:

  • Hosting programs with authors, artists, scholars, politicians and experts in the Holocaust field
  • Co-sponsoring local Holocaust-related commemorations and activities consistent with our mission
  • Exploring the impact of the Shoah on survivors and descendants through films, lectures, discussions and our book group
  • Providing social opportunities for members and inter-generational community building activities
  • Providing emotional support for shared issues
  • Supporting our parents and other survivors through advocacy for survivor needs
  • Sharing information and resources on Holocaust-related programs, events, lectures, films, exhibits, and conferences
  • Networking with local, national and international Holocaust organizations: Yad VaShem, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Generations of the Shoah International (GSI), World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors & Descendants
  • Providing speakers to community groups and speaker training workshops.

Pre-pandemic intergenerational programs and recent online events include:
Fall garden parties and teas and summer picnics
Chanukah parties and Shabbat dinners
Sponsorship of DC Jewish film festivals and other community events
Yom HaShoah commemorations

Virtual events include:

What IS the Future of Holocaust Education?  Gen After’s May program highlighted the current state of Holocaust education in our schools (public, private, and higher learning), the challenges inherent in this process, and what the future may hold. Learn more.

Beauty After the Holocaust: A Mother–Daughter Conversation Watch the recording of the January 9 program featuring internationally acclaimed artist and author Mindy Weisel in an interview with her daughter Ariane Weisel Margalit.

Congressional Commemoration for International Holocaust Remembrance Day  Gen After co-sponsored ShinDC’s event on Thursday, January 27, 2022. The theme was “Heroes & Memory,” and event partners were the embassies of Israel and Greece. Greek survivor David Baruch presented, and members of Congress and other foreign dignitaries also participated.

View additional event recordings on our YouTube Channel.