Share Our Stories at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust connects students from under-resourced schools and underserved communities with Holocaust Survivors for meaningful dialogue, artifact-based learning, Museum gallery exploration, and reflective art  workshops. The program helps students find personal expression and mediation of this history through different artistic mediums, helping two generations find common ground. In addition to providing free Holocaust education and arts programming to at-risk students, we aim to bring individual stories and experiences of every student into the wider context and historical narrative of the Holocaust. 

Many students have been profoundly moved by getting to know a Holocaust survivor. One student wrote in a thank you note, “We are really lucky students because as [our teacher] told us we will be the last generation to be meeting the survivors and that is truly an honor. I will always have in my heart and I will be able to share the stories the survivors shared with us with the future generations.” Another student wrote, “They were so kind which was truly inspirational to me because I was able to see how after everything they had to live through they were still happy people which made me realize that it does not matter what one is put through there are always reasons to smile. “

Students from the following schools have participated in Share Our Stories since its inception in 2014: Animo Ellen Ochoa Middle School, Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School, Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Fullerton Union High School, Garfield High School,  Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), KIPP Scholar Academy, Locke High School, Math and Science College Preparatory, Prairie Vista Middle School, Rowan Ave. Elementary, and Southeast DREAMS Magnet

Share Our Stories Project is free to participating classes through a generous grant from the Max H. Gluck Foundation.

If you are a teacher or school administrator interested in bringing Share Our Stories to your community for the 2019-20 school year, please fill out the application below or contact Creative Programs Coordinator, Lisa Weissman, at