Share Your Family Heirloom

What has been passed down to you?
What will you pass down?

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice, and indifference. The Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. project shares the legacies behind the everyday objects that become family heirlooms: childhood, home, culture, and religious practice, but also war trauma, displacement, exile, and migration. We invite you to contribute to Your Story, Our Story and share in this project.

Everyone has a story. Tell yours.

  • Find an object important to your family’s story
  • Follow this link to our direct partner page (you should see the IHMEC logo at the top!)
  • Click the red “Add Your Story +” button at the bottom right corner of the webpage
  • Fill in the required fields
  • Hit submit!



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