On December 9th, as part of the Inspirational Speaker series, RememberUs.org invited Ruta Vanagaite, a Lithuanian public figure, theater critic, writer, and journalist. Ruta Vanagaite is the author of “Nashi” (“Наши”), the best-selling book which recounts the horrific tragedy that occurred in Lithuania 76 years ago. This event took place at Good Shepherd Christian Fellowship in Needham, MA.
On October 1st, to mark the 76th anniversary of the Babiy Yar Tragedy and in the memory of Yevgeny Yevtushenko, a memorial meeting and a concert were held at the Center Makor in Brookline, Mass.
On September 3, in Kiev, Ukraine, RememberUs.org organized and sponsored a meeting with Ruta Vanagaite, a Lithuanian public figure, theater critic, writer, and journalist. The author of the best-selling book “Nashi”, was welcomed by a full auditorium at the Sholom Aleichem Museum. Meeting with Ruta was followed by the commemoration gathering at the genocide memorial at Babi Yar, where 100-150 thousand people were murdered.
Two events in one Day! On April 24th, the Holocaust Remembrance Day, RememberUs.org partnered with Centor Makor in Brookline and Wellesley College in Wellesley for a viewing and discussion of a documentary: “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War”.
In early April 2017, in Babi Yar, Kyiv, Ukraine, RememberUs.org planted twelve meta sequoias near the monument of murdered children. You can watch a short video here:
Remembrance event, on April 6th to commemorate thousands killed, seventy five years ago, near Piryatin, Poltavs’ka oblast, Ukraine. Over 300 people, including many students attended this event. Buses came from Kiev, Mirgorod, Piryatin, Konotop, Cherkassy, Lubny and Grebenka. You can watch a short video here:
March 19 – the fourth annual fundraising event featuring the story of American Holocaust heroes Martha and Waistill Sharp, who belonged to the Unitarian Society of Wellesley, Mass. Kudos to our seven youngest interns who spoke passionately about our work!
On November 11, the Veterans Day, to honor and thank all who served, and all those who fought evil, RememberUs.org’s internship team hosted an event titled “Holocaust through the eyes of teenagers”. This event was held at a senior center in Allston, Massachusetts.
On October 17th, at the Wellesley College, our Inspirational Speakers Series presented the Nobel Prize Winner, professor from Cornell University, Roald Hoffmann. Over a hundred people attended and many stayed long after the end to asked questions. Pizza was great! All active Q&A participants received T-Shirts, or pens and bookmarks.
On October 16th, our Inspirational Speakers Series presented Roald Hoffmann, a Nobel Prize Winner and a Holocaust survivor from Ukraine. This memorable and inspiring event was hosted by the Dance Fever Studio in Newton, Mass. Over sixty people attended and were able to ask questions and buy professor Hoffmann’s books with his personal autographs.
From August 11 till August 21 a group of RememberUs.org volunteers from the US and from Kharkov’s Hillel traveled through six regions of Ukraine on an exciting, educational and research bus-tour. We traveled Ukraine’s back-roads, visited former Jewish shtetls, churches and synagogues, cultural and historical landmarks and little-known killing sites. We met dozens of interested people, visited two school museums that we are helping to create and visited several Holocaust memorials that RememberUs.org supports.
On July 16th 2016, our Social Media Team hosted a serious night event at the overnight RSM Camp at Sunapee, NH. Topic for the evening was the Righteous Among the Nations. Individual presentations by our interns were followed by Q&A secession and discussions.
On March 21, RememberUs hosted great educational event at the Needham, Mass High-School. More than 140 students, teaches and staff attended the event. An author Liesel Appel, born into prominent Nazis Family, spoke about Nazi war crimes, shared her life story and spoke about tolerance and mutual respect. RememberUs interns talked about Shoah and showed a short documentary prepared by RememberUs Social Media Team. Click here to see photos from this event.
On March 20th, at the Dance Fever Studio in Newton, Mass, RememberUs hosted our 3rd annual “Triumph of Life” event. More than eighty people came to support RememberUs and to listen to a keynote speaker, author Liesel Appel. After the break people stayed to enjoy English, Russian and Yiddish songs performed by Michael Prochorov, Jean Furman and Clark Rubinshtein. To see many photos from this event click here. You can also watch and listen Liesel’s story
International Holocaust Remembrance Day event on January 27, 2016 was held at the Drobitsky Yar Holocaust Memorial in Kharkov, Ukraine, sponsored by RememberUs. Through the whole day buses full of students from Kharkov’s schools and colleges were coming to the Memorial. Volunteers from Kharkov’s Hillel were helping as tour guides. You can view more pictures here and watch a short movie
On Octover 18th – 20th, RememberUs.org sponsored a trip for the Drobitsky Yar research team to participate in the conference at Yad Vashem Museum on the subject of Holocaust research and state of archives in the FSU. You can view more about this conference here.
On October 16, 2015 RememberUs.org sponsored a meeting requiem in Lubny, Ukraine. On that day, in Lubny, in 1941, almost 3,000 people were killed simply because they were Jews. Several hundred people attended the event on a sunny fall afternoon on the outskirts of Lubny. Buses brought kids from local schools, local media and city officials were also on site. Mayor of Lubny made a passionate speech. Eight meta-sequoias were brought from Kharkov’s Botanical Garden and planted at the killing site. A short movie by Lubny TV Station is here
On September 10, 2015 Julia Korsunsky, Executive Director of RememberUs.org, was speaking at the well-known “Ochag”, a high-school in Kharkov, Ukraine. Director of the Drobitsky Yar Memorial, Ferentseva Irina, also attended this event. Several high-school grades attended the history class about the tragic events of 1941-1942.
On September 8, 2015 Julia Korsunsky, Executive Director of RememberUs.org, was a keynote speaker at the Holocaust awareness event organized at the Higher Vocational College in Kremenchug, Ukraine. Over 200 people attended this event. To watch the short movie created for this event, click the image
On July 17th 2015, RememberUs.org hosted a serious night event at the overnight RSM Camp at Sunapee, NH. Event was a great success with over 100 teens and adults participated. After an hour presentation about the unknown Shoah events and a short movie, there was great Q&A session and a discussion lead by RememberUs.org Social Media Team. To watch the short movie about this event, click the image
Second Annual Fundraising Event in Needham, Massachusetts. To watch the short movie created for this event, click the image
International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Drobitsky Yar, Kharkov, Ukraine. This event was solely sponsored by RememberUs.org and occurred at the memorial for the first time ever. Event was attended by over 300 people – among them were Kharkov’s Rabbi, Counselor from the State of Israel, vice-mayor, dignitaries, local and regional media. To watch the short movie about the Remembrance Day event, click the image
Igor Korsunsky, from RememberUs.org was a guest speaker at the Annual Commemoration Ceremony dedicated to the short-lived Jewish Ghetto of Kharkov. The event was attended by the city officials, Kharkov’s Rabbi, local media and a member of Ukraine’s Parliament. To watch the short movie about this event, click the image
Presentation at a Theater on the Roof, Needham Massachusetts. A quick story of the Kharkov’s Drobitsky Yar and the events that transpired there.
Planting trees at the Drobitsky Yar. First batch of the meta-sequoias was planted at the killing sites 1-4. To watch the short movie about our work at the killing sites, click the image
First Annual Fundraising Event in Newton Massachusetts with Greg Dawson, author of the “Hiding in the Spotlight” as a guest speaker. To watch the short movie created for the event, click the image