Start something new from the past & bring it to your future!
"Renewed Memory" is a voluntary organization that creates an opportunity for teens to prepare and share video content relating to crimes against humanity like the Holocaust, The Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda via social networks.
We chose to take part in promoting this project for the commemoration of crimes against humanity and their implications, through work and creation with youth.
We believe that the story of the Holocaust, The Genocide against the Tutsi should be told not only through a broad historical study but also through personal and private stories that show the struggles, difficulties, and dilemmas people went through in cities, forests and camps.
The activity is conducted in collaboration with high schools and universities where students prepare a short video based on existing testimony, showing the effect of crimes against humanity's memory on them.
These videos are shared on the relevant social networks and by that, 4 important goals are achieved:
1. Forgotten stories of witnesses are relived and known stories are echoed.
2. During the research and the search for testimony, and later in the creation of the video, we connect the youth to the past events' memories and their implications.
3. Raise the awareness of the friends of the youth who created the videos, friends that the videos were shared with through social media.
4. Creation of a digital archive of videos for educational and other purposes both in and outside schools as well as a tool for worldwide awareness and response to denial.
During 2020/2021 we worked with 7 schools in Israel and 1 in Rwanda. In 2021/2022 we will double the number of schools we will operate in.
My name is Pini Snir and the memory of the Holocaust is very dear to my heart.
I am a third generation Holocaust survivor grown in a house where the Holocaust was discussed.
The teens, I believe, are less connected to the memory of the Holocaust and its implications than I think they should.
In order to increase the presence and the memory of the Holocaust among the youth, I set up the "Renewed Memory" project.