Let Us Remember…

OUR HOLOCAUST CENTER HONORS the Survivors of our community of Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren and surrounding counties, all who perished in the Holocaust, and all the Righteous and Liberators.

Our Holocaust Center recognizes the Descendants, the Second Generation and all to come, in our community, so they may continue to tell the story in the Voices of the Descendants Registry.

The Memorial and Education Center is located at:
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater NJ 08807

Design by:
Evelyn Rauch, Local Artist and Second Generation Mosaic Artist, Sandra Bryant

From Generation to Generation

OUR EDUCATION CENTER
Provides Extensive Information on Holocaust History.
Establishes a Survivor Registry and Database for our Community
Archives in the Registry Family Photos, Videos and Memorabilia
Gives Voice in the Registry to the Survivors’ Descendants
Provides Programs and Speakers
Provides Student Scholarships For March of the Livi

Join Us in Establishing our Holocaust Memorial & Education Center

MAJOR GIFTS & NAMING OPPORTUNITIES
Holocaust Memorial and Education Center $ 100,000
Holocaust Programming Endowment $ 50,000
March of the Living Endowment (4) $ 25,000
Education Centers (2) $ 25,000

DONATIONS IN MEMORY OR HONOR OF LOVED ONES OR OTHERS 
Cornerstone     $18,000
Patron                  $   5,400
Benefactor        $   9,000
Sponsor               $   3,600
Partner                $ 7,200
Supporter          $    1,800

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE CENTER
All donations below $1,800.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Registry

Our Registry honors as survivors and victims any person or persons who were displaced, persecuted or discriminated against due to the racial, religious, ethnic and political policies of the Nazi’s and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.

In addition to inmates of concentration camps, ghettos and prisons, this definition includes people who were refugees, partisans and those in hiding.

Yes. Although we were focusing our efforts on registering survivors and their Descendants from our three counties (Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren), any survivor in New Jersey or Descendant may now register.

Yes. That is what makes our Registry unique. We are Registering 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation Descendants in our “Voices from the Descendants” Registry so that they may continue to tell their families’ survivor stories.

In this way, we are building our local survivor community. Use the same application form and follow the instructions on the back page.

Yes. All the personal information on the form is confidential. No personal facts are placed on our computers in the Center (like address, email, phone number, etc). You can mark as confidential any fact you do not want to disclose or leave it blank.

Yes. We follow all confidentiality protocols of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Our Survivor Registry is private; that is, it can only be accessed on site in our Center. It is not on the internet. We do not give out your information to any other source.

No. All registries are free.

We will contact you by email or phone to set up a personal Interview listen to your story if you have never registered before, or to gather materials if you have told your story before and want to submit testimony.

Yes. Call 908-725-6994 and ask for Nancy Gorrell for help or questions or email info@ssbjcc.org.

Yes. We welcome donations of family photographs, but we are not a museum, and therefore, do not have the space to archive or display originals.

But we do encourage you to donate electronic photographs or originals and we will copy and return them to you.

Yes. But we are not a museum, and therefore, we do not have the space to archive, or display original artifacts.

We do encourage you to donate photographs of the artifacts, memorabilia and medals explaining their significance.