We are proud to present another instalment of Tomorrow’s Testimony in partnership with New North London Synagogue – a day of children meeting with Holocaust Survivors to ensure their testimonies are never forgotten. The day will include an interactive, age-appropriate activity (that will not be about the Holocaust) and a family photograph with the survivor.
Each child will be sent a booklet with the photograph and the survivor’s testimony. We encourage families to keep this and give it to your children at an age you feel comfortable with. We hope your children will cherish this and feel connected to the survivor they met.
The concept of this booklet is to one day read and share the testimony of the survivor that they met. In doing so, becoming a witness for life. This is a truly unique opportunity.
Due to the nature and contents of the activities this event is strictly for children ages 0 – 6. The sessions are not appropriate for children and teenagers between the ages of 7 – 17 and entry will not be given. The event is interactive, and each child must be accompanied by one adult. At no point should a child be left unattended by a family member. If you are a family with only one child, you may bring along a maximum of two adults.
Parents, Guardians and accompanying adults will also be sent a link to a Zoom Talk (this may move to in person depending on government guidelines) for the evening of Wednesday 2nd March to hear the testimony of the survivor that you and the child met. This evening will be conducted by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg and should be a very interesting evening. We hope this will help you to explain their witness account in later years, when your child is old enough.
North West London location to be emailed out a week before.
How to explain the activity to your children…
We understand approaching the topic of the Holocaust with children can be very challenging however we do believe it is important to contextualise this event with them before you arrive. Below is a suggestion of what to say…
“Today we are going to meet some very old and wonderful people. They are even older than your grandparents! They have lived long and interesting lives. Today we are very lucky and are going to meet them in person to do a few activities with them. And hopefully take a lovely photo to remember this special day!”