Stones of Remembrance
Students from public or private elementary, middle, and high schools are invited to participate in the Stones of Remembrance project.
The Stones of Remembrance Project is an annual activity that memorializes the one and a half million Jewish children who were killed in the Holocaust. Students from public or private elementary, middle, and high schools are invited to participate.
Each student is given an actual child’s first and last name, the date and place of birth, and the date and place of death. They write this information on a specially prepared stone and decorate it as they like. The stone then becomes a unique memorial to that child’s life.
The stones are then either displayed as a Holocaust memorial on their school grounds, taken home by students and placed in a special location in their yard, or picked up by a program volunteer to be used in the annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration at Greenwood Cemetery.
Students are encouraged to write a short essay on their participation in the project which can be found on the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum website at thebreman.org.