To date there are less than 50 holocaust survivors living in Rochester, each with a unique story to tell. The 100 Year Project partners young community members with local holocaust survivors so they can learn, understand and perpetuate the survivor's story for 100 years. By taking an oath and adopting the Holocaust survivor's story as their own, the “students” will ensure that these important stories are passed down from generation to generation. The 100 Year Project facilitates the relationship between survivor and student, guides them through the process of transferring knowledge and helps develop long-term strategies for recounting and remembering.

Find out when the 100 Year Project kicks off next. Contact dzarkowsky@jewishrochester.org.

Right: Survivor Jeannine Korman and memory keeper Monica Gebell; photo by Rhoda Collins