RAC is a program to memorialize children murdered in the Holocaust by linking current generations with Jewish children who tragically lost their lives in the Shoah.

Sponsored by The Generations After, a Washington, DC, non-profit organization of Holocaust survivors and descendants, it is a way to add unique meaning and depth to your child’s simcha.

William Weissenburger celebrated his bar mitzvah by honoring the memory of Gyorgy Alexander, a boy who shared the same hometown of Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary, as William’s maternal great-grandfather and namesake.

How can my child participate in the Remember A Child Program? 

Submit an application on The Generations After website.

What will my child receive?

A Scroll of Remembrance certificate with the name of your child and his/her matched child, to be framed and displayed during your simcha. 

Biographical information, photographs (when available), citations and links to additional information for further independent research. 

A meaningful match personalized to your request by specific name, gender, city, or country.

Participant’s Contribution

The Generations After is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Your generous, tax-deductible donation or payment will enable us to continue to offer this meaningful program. The minimum is $72, and we appreciate any contributions above this amount. If the certificate will be shipped outside of the U.S., please consider adding $15 to cover the cost of shipping. If the $72 donation is a financial hardship, a scholarship is available.

Thank you so much for participating in Remember A Child and adding this meaningful dimension to your simcha. Mazal tov!

The Remember A Child Program was started in the 1980s by the Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Friends of Greater Washington. In 2015 the program was turned over to The Generations After, the Greater Washington DC-area second generation group. We are now committed to continuing this sacred work. More than 750 child victims have been memorialized through Remember A Child, which has grown into a nationwide program.
Ira Jacobson, pictured at the top of the pge. was born in 1937 in Riga, Latvia, and murdered in November/December 1941. Photo credit: Yad Vashem