Enabling the commemoration of victims of the Shoah.
Where they lived. Where they suffered. Where they were murdered.
Zikaron – “remembrance” in Hebrew – participates in the world’s two main projects of individualized commemoration of Holocaust victims: the Stolpersteine and Faces for the Names.
Zikaron raises awareness of the Holocaust and its lessons for today’s world. Zikaron’s team speaks on the Holocaust and Judaism in schools, youth centers, concentration camps and inter-faith gatherings in Europe and in Israel.
העבודה שלנו Zikaron’s commemorative work
The Stolpersteine. The world‘s project of Holocaust commemoration.
90,000 of these sidewalk-level golden plaques – each for a victim of the Holocaust – in 1,600 cities in 26 countries in Europe. Exhibited in Yad Vashem and other centers of Holocaust remembrance.
Commended by the governments of Israel and Germany, by the World
Jewish Congress, by Combat Anti-Semitism and by many other Jewish and commemorative institutions
Faces for the Names. Bringing the victims back.
Projecting photos of the victims of the Shoah on to the buildings in which they lived and suffered. A new way to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. Created by the Munich-based J.E.W.S. Jews Engaged With Society e.V. – Zikaron’s partner in Europe.
Seeing is commemorating – and understanding what we lost and what we have to protect.
התוכנית החינוכית שלנו Zikaron’s educational work
L’davor va dor. From generation to generation. Zikaron’s team ensures that the victims of the Shoah are not forgotten – and that its lessons are learned.
By reaching out to and speaking at schools, youth centers and inter-faith gatherings. Via our European arm J.E.W.S. Jews Engaged With Society e.V.
הצוות שלנו Zikaron – people
Terry Swartzberg, Executive Director
Ethical campaigner. Head of the Stolpersteine in Munich, speaker on the movement in Europe, Israel and the USA; originator of Faces for the Names. Born in New York. Honored by the German government for his “civic courage” – for Terry’s wearing of a kippa in public since December 1, 2012. Descendant of family of Holocaust victims – murdered on October 27, 1941 in Slutsk (now Belarus).
It’s a big, more than full-time job. And that’s where you come in. Please give generously.
Zikaron Holocaust Commemoration
Routing number 071921891
Account number: 4684393463
7125 N Green Tree Court, River Hills WI 53217
Contact: Terry Swartzberg, Munich, Germany
(+49-170) 473 35 72
501c3 status pending