Posted by on February 9, 2013 in World Archives Project

Two years ago Ancestry.com and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum created the World Memory Project.  This project is part of the World Archives Project and allows anyone, anywhere to help create the largest free online resource for information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during WWII.

Wall of Remembrance at the USHMM, Washington, D.C.

Although our partnership started only two years ago the USHMM has been bringing their message to patrons visiting the Museum for almost twenty years. Throughout the next few months there are events in 4 different cities where you can join us to help celebrate their anniversary of 20 years honoring memory and inspiring action.  At these events you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the World Memory Project and how you can participate
  • Participate in a memorable tribute to Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans for the role they have played in reminding us that What You Do Matters
  • Conduct family research with Ancestry and USHMM staff
  • Discuss intriguing questions – Who was responsible for the Holocaust? What if Hitler had access to the internet?  Can we make “never again” more than a promise?
  • Watch the one-man theatrical performance Time Capsule in a Milk Can (all ages) and create “building blocks of hope” (age 6 and older)

To join us at one of the following upcoming events, and to see the schedule of sessions for each event, visit ushmm.neveragain.org or click on the link below.

Los Angeles, California – Sunday, February 17 at the Skirball Cultural Center

New York, New York – Sunday, March 3 at the Hilton New York

Washington, D.C. – Sunday, April 28 and Monday, April 29

Chicago, Illinois – Sunday, June 9

 

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About afechter

Anna is the Community Operations Manager for Ancestry.com. In this role her main responsibility is managing the World Archives Project. You can send an email to Anna at afechter@ancestry dot com.