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editor's note: This list is organized by the location of the group's headquarters. Is your organization missing from this list? please email me with the information! Thanks! -J

2nd Gen Organizations


Country City Name Contact Information Description
Austria Vienna Amcha - Austria 1090 Vienna, Lustkandlgasse 4,
Tel./Fax: 01/315 43 69, Email amcha austria
Argentina Buenos Aires Generaciones de la Shoá en Argentina Montevideo 919, 3º
1019 Buenos Aires, Argentina
(54 11) 4811-3588 | (54 11) 4811-6144 (int'l 104)  Email Secretaria
Australia Melbourne Descendants of the Shoah Inc. Email DOSinc Began in 1991 as a group of sons &  daughters of Holocaust survivors wanting to explore our parents experiences, the similarities in our childhoods and how this would affect our own children, the third generation.
Austria   Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service Email Gedenkdienst  
Cyber   Allgenerations Email Serena Woolrich 2g's and 3g's and Survivors, for disseminating information about the Holocaust, Israel, related issues and programs, and to keep "us" connected.
    CYBRARY-Children of Survivors   Children of Survivors section of the Cybrary
    Third Generation Holocaust Webpage   seems to be defunct
Germany Augsburg Children of Holocaust Survivors - Augsburg   Site for children of Holocaust survivors from Augsburg
  Berlin AMCHA/Deutschland Hamburger Str. 30, 10115 Berlin  P: 030 - 280 980 38 F: 030 - 280 998 71 Email Amcha DE AMCHA Deutschland e. V. Vorsitzender Dr. Peter Fischer Große
  Nuremberg Nuremberg, Germany Second Generation Group    Site for children of Holocaust survivors from Nuremberg.
International   Assocation of Second Generation Holocaust Organizations   List of 2nd gen groups as well as child survivor groups.
    Generations of the Shoah International Email GSI Worldwide intergenerational network of 2nd gen, 3rd gen & survivors with goals of preserving & honoring legacy, sharing resources & programming ideas, providing support to members. Monthly newsletter covers events, conferences, commemorations, workshops, programs &  information pertinent to survivors, their families, Holocaust educators, organizations, & those interested in Holocaust-related topics.
    International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors c/o CBST, 57 Bethune Street, New York, N.Y. 10014. (212) 929-9498, Email Rick Landman Social & educational organization whose services include a speakers' bureau, therapy workshops & Holocaust commemorations for the community. Encourages research on homosexuals who were persecuted/ killed during the Third Reich.
    International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Inc. Florida International University, North Miami Campus. NE 151st Street & Biscayne Blvd. North Miami, FL  33181. P: (305) 919-5690 F: (305) 919-5691 Rositta Kenigsberg, President. Goal is to "link 2nd generation groups and individual children of Holocaust Survivors throughout the world"
    Jewish Lesbian Daughters of Holocaust Survivors (JLDHS) P.O. Box 8773, Madison, WI 53708-8773 (608) 256-8883, V/TTY Email Catherine Odette An international networking and support group exclusively for Jewish Lesbians
Israel Jerusalem Amcha AMCHA Center, P.O.Box 2930, Jerusalem 91029. P: 972-2-6250634, F: 972-2-625-0669, Email Amcha - Israel Nine branches: Haifa,  Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya, Beer Sheva, Rehovot, Kiriat Motzkin, Ramat Gan and Ashkelon,  various programs provided. 
Netherlands   AMCHA Friends/Holland (Stichting Vrienden van Amcha Nederland) Roel van Praag, chair Postbus 1197, 3800 BD Amersfort, HOLLAND P: +31 - 33-4727649 F: 1-033-4759129 Email Y Praag  
Switzerland   Aktion Kinder des Holocaust P:  0041 (0)61 413 80 78 F:  0041 (0)86 078 619 33 33  Email Samuel Althof Kontaktstelle fuer Kinder Ueberlebender der Judenverfolgung des Naziregimes, Schweiz.
UK   The Association of Children of Jewish Refugees Email ACJR formed in 1985 to bring together people with a common background as children of refugees from Nazi persecution and to promote social, cultural and intellectual activities for members
    The Second Generation Organization - UK

Email Secondgeneration UK

In London P: +44 (0) 845 226 7545

In Israel Email P: +972 (0) 52 319 0205

produces a magazine three times a year called Second Generation Voices.
US California, Los Angeles Second Generation Los Angeles (310) 277-4438 or Email Klara Firestone Service organization, as well as a cultural and social liaison, of sons and daughters of Jewish Holocaust survivors in Los Angeles.
  California, North Bay Generation to Generation 18 Hunter Creek, Fairfax, CA 94930 (415) 460-5464 Email Generation to Generation Nonprofit organization for sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors. Programs, support network, newsletter, e-mail list & social events. 
  District of Columbia Generation After, DC P.O. Box 5854, Derwood,  MD  20855 P: (301) 933-4716 F: (301) 990-4178  or Email Genafter Programs dedicated to the remembrance of the Holocaust and to support the needs of the Children of Survivors including guest speakers on topics of interest, and support, educational and social action projects.
Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors  Email Mira Yockelson
  Florida, Boca Raton Next Generations Email Next Generations An organization of children and grandchildren of Holocaust suvivors who wish to educate future generations by preserving the memories of the past, carrying forward the message into the future, and keeping the voices alive.
  Florida, St. Petersburg Generations After 55 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 Toll-Free: 1-800-960-7448
P: 727-820-0100
F: 727-821-8435
Email PR at FL H Museum
Group of children of survivors who get together for support, education and social events. The group meets on the first Friday of each month at 11 AM at the Florida Holocaust Museum.
  Illinois, Chicago Association of Descendants of the Shoah - Illinois, Inc. Email ADS Illinois

  Massachussetts, Brookline One Generation After 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02146 (617) 566-681 Exploring the significance of the Holocaust for children of survivors and for the community-at-large. 
  Massachussetts, Framingham Framingham, MA Second Generation Discussion Group Email Lillian Fox, 508-875-8101 Off-line group for second generation members in Framingham, MA (west of Boston)
  Michigan, Detroit Children of Holocaust Survivors in Michigan C.H.A.I.M P.O. Box 339614 Farmington Hills, MI 48333 p: (248) 356-6668 f: (248) 356-6668 (248) 542-1215 Email Charley Silow Not limited to children of Holocaust survivors. All people interested in supporting Holocaust education are encouraged to join the organization
  Minnesota, Minneapolis CHAIM, Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota Under Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Minnesota and the Dakotas.  Email Jodi Elowitz Dir. of  Community Programming & Educational Resources Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) 612-338-7816 x 285 In addition to promoting Holocaust education and awareness, CHAIM provides a social meeting ground for children of survivors-second generation to discuss issues of mutual interest and to plan events.
  Nevada, Las Vegas Second Generation Group of Holocaust Survivors of Southern Nevada Email Boren Bruno  
  New Jersey, Hightstown Second Generation Holocaust Education Fund P.O. Box 1421 Hightstown, NJ 08520 Donates books & videos to educators in grades kindergarten through college, & arranges for Holocaust survivors &  liberators to address students in schools across NJ, NY and PA
  New York, Brooklyn The Generation After Box 14, Homecrest Station, Brooklyn, NY 11229. P and F: 718-743-6640. Open to all people concerned with the struggle against tyranny, inhumanity, totalitarianism and all vestiges of Nazism
  New York, Manhattan   Email Stacey Feldman Objectives: Holocaust education & awareness, support for survivors, and collection of survivor testimonies and group activities relating to the Holocaust
 3GNY  info@3Gnewyork.org
A NYC-based Group for Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors
  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors Association P.O. Box 1127
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Dedicated to preserving the memory of the martyrs and victims of the Holocaust.  
    Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Survivors Box 2298 Philadelphia, PA 19103 (610) 896-8320 Email Sons & Daughters Phily Speakers available.
  Wisconsin, Mequon Generation After WI P: 262-242-9093, Email Sandy Hoffman  

Holocaust Organizations with 2nd-Gen Components

Country City Name Contact Information Description
Austria Vienna Jewish Community of Vienna Seitenstettengasse 4, A-1010 Vienna IKG Vienna is a modern enterprise dealing with the various needs of a Jewish community.
Australia New South Wales Jewish Community Services - Australian Jewish Welfare Society Email JCS AU Established in 1994 to respond to the needs of individuals and families in South Australia's Jewish Community.
Canada British Columbia, Vancouver Vancouver Holocaust Centre for Education and Rememberance 50 – 950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
P: 604.264.0499  F: 604.264.0497
Email VHEC
Monthly social programs are carried out through the Survivor Drop-In, the Child Survivor and Second Generation Groups.
  Manitoba, Winnipeg Jewish Federation of Winnipeg Holocaust Programs and Services S. Faintuch or  Community Relations at (204) 477-7423; Main office: C300-123 Doncaster Street  Winnipeg, MB R3N 2B2 ph: (204) 477-7400 fax: (204) 477-7405 E-mail Asper Campus Holocaust Awareness Committee of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg is composed of survivors, members of the 2nd Generation Group, alumni of the March of the Living and educators. 
  Ontario, Toronto Holocaust Education and Memorial Centre of Toronto and Children of Holocaust Survivors - Toronto 4th floor 4600 Bathurst Street
North York,  Ontario, Canada M2R 3V2. P: (416) 631-5689, F: (416) 635-0925 Carole Ann Reid, executive director, Email P Zilberman
Presents programs and events of special interest to child survivors/hidden children and members of the "second generation"
Cyber   Cybrary of the Holocaust   Has a Children of Survivors Section which includes an Email list
    Genshoah Email list gsi@genshoah.org Network to facilitate communication between survivor, second generation and third generation groups.
    JewishGen   nternet source for researchers of Jewish genealogy, staffed by volunteers
International   International March of the Living 136 East 39 Street New York, NY 10016-0914 P: 212-252-0900. F: 212-252-0474 Yosef Kedem  link to contacts outside US A yearly journey of thousands of primarily Jewish teens from around the world who gather in Poland and Israel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day and Israel  Independence Day.
    World Organization of Bukovinian Jews 63455, Tel-Aviv Arnonstr. 12 POB 3653 tel/fax 522-6619 Email Eli Buko  
Israel   Bait Terezin Givat Haim Ihud Israel M.p. Emek Hefer, P: 04-6369515, F: 04-6369793 Email B Terezin Activities of Beit Theresienstadt include organization of Second Generation activities. 
    YESH Hahalotz 5 Rehovot 76251, Israel P.O.Box 1357 Rehovot 76112, Israel Pl: + 972 - 8 - 9316971 F: + 972 - 8 - 9316972 E.mail  
Poland   Jews of the Old Lodz   appears defunct
Ukraine   Site of the Nikolaev Jewish Culture Community   Information on Jewish Culture Community of Nikolaev, Jewish Community Center, Youth Club, Sunday School, Elderly Men's Club and People Search
UK London Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue
Stanmore Middlesex HA7 4RL
P: 020 8385 3070 F: 020 8385 3080
Email AJR
Founded in 1941 by Jewish refugees, today the leadership &  mgmt have been  assumed by successor generation to ensure the rights & welfare of their parents, as well as to preserve German & mid-European Jewish cultural values
    Second Generation Network   appears defunct
  Manchester The Shoah Center, Manchester Email Daniel Langton Building being built
US California, Silicon Valley Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley 1101 South Winchester Blvd. Suite L-237  San Jose, CA 95128 T: (408) 556-0600, F: (408) 551-0091 Has a support group for caregivers
  Connecticut, Hartford Jewish Family Service of Greater Hartford Main Office: 740 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06117 860-236-1927
Farmington Valley Office  166 West Main Street,  Avon, CT 06001 860-677-1835 Email JFS Hartford
Occasional programming
  Connecticut, New Haven Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Yale University Library, PO Box 208240 New Haven, CT 06520-8240 P: (203) 432-1879 F: (203) 432-7441
Shipping: Sterling Memorial Library 130 Wall Street New Haven, CT 06520-8240 E-mail Fortunoff Archive
Occasional conference programming with 2nd gen-related content
  Delaware, Wilmington Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center 100 West 10th Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801-1628 (302) 427-2100  
  District of Columbia United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Survivor affairs: Email Ellen Blalock
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024-2126
Tel.: (202) 488-0414
Arranges survivor and 2nd gen events at the Museum, form links with other survivor and 2nd gen organizations worldwide
  Florida, St. Petersburg Florida Holocaust Museum 55 5th Street South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 Toll-Free: 1-800-960-7448 P: 727-820-0100 F: 727-821-8435 Email PR FL H. Museum Sponsors Generations After, group of children of survivors who get together for support, education and social events.
    Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc. 13899 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 404
North Miami Beach, Florida 33181 P: 305-919-5690; F: 305-919-5691
Email HDEC Inc
Board has  representatives of children of survivor groups in Southeast Florida
  Illinois, Skokie Holocaust Educational Foundation 64 Old Orchard Road
Professional Building
Suite 520, Skokie, IL 60077
Email HEF  P: 847-676-3700
F: 847-676-3706
Founders include survivors, their children, and their friends. "Lessons and Legacies Conferences"  sometimes cover 2nd gen issues 
  Indiana, Terre Haute The C.A.N.D.L.E.S.  Holocaust Museum 1532 S. Third Street  Terre Haute, Indiana 47802 Email C.A.N.D.L.E.S.
Tel/Fax: (812) 234-7881
C.A.N.D.L.E.S. stands for Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors
  Kansas, Overland Park Midwest Center for Holocaust Education 5801 West 115th Street, Suite 106 Overland Park, KS  66211-1800 P: 913.327.8190 F: 913.327.8193
Email S Hoaded
2nd gen speakers' bureau: (913) 327-8194
  Maine, Augusta Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine P. O. Box 4645, Augusta, ME 04330-1644 (207) 993-2620 Email J M Littlefield W/Yale, compiled video oral histories of survivors, liberators, and children of survivors living in ME. Speakers' Bureau of survivors, 2nd gen, liberators, & other human rights lecturers
  Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore Jewish Council 5750 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore MD 21215 (410) 542-4850 Email Balt JC Survivor family services, speakers' bureau with 2nd gens
  Michigan, Detroit Holocaust Memorial Center 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 (248) 553-2400 FAX: (248) 553-2433 Email HMC Occasional 2nd gen related lectures
Jewish Home and Aging Services Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families 6710 West Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
P: 248-661-2999 ext. 298
F: 248-661-1628 Sharon Levine
Individual and group counseling, educational outreach programs to train health care professionals regarding the unique psychological issues and needs of survivors and their families.   
  Minnesota, Minneapolis Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies-University of Minnesota 100 Nolte Hall West, 315 Pillsbury Drive
Minneapolis, MN  55455 Email Stephen Feinstein
Convenes a 2nd gen group
    Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) 12 North 12th Street, Suite 480, Minneapolis, MN 55403  612-338-7816 Email MN/DAK JCRC Sponsors CHAIM - Children of Holocaust Survivors Assn.
  New Jersey, Cherry Hill Holocaust Museum Educational Center of the Delaware Valley (project of Jewish Community Relations Council, S. Jersey) 1301 Springdale Road
Suite 200 Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2671  856-751-9500 ext 249, Email HK Limberg
Has a 2nd gen committee
  New Jersey, Hightstown Second Generation Holocaust Education Fund P.O. Box 1421, Hightstown, NJ 08520, Email 2G at IC2000 Donates books, videos to educators in grades K -  college, arranges speakers for schools across NJ, NY and PA 
  New Jersey, Union Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University Thompson Library, Second Floor, Kean College, Union, NJ 07083  (908) 527-3049 Occasional 2nd gen related lectures
  New Jersey, Whippany Metrowest Holocaust Education and Remembrance Council, part of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ 901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981
P: (973) 884.4800, ext. 178 F: 973/884.9316 Email Barbara Wind, Coordinator
  New York, New York City American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
122 West 30th Street, Suite 205
New York, New York 10001
(212) 239-4230
Email American Gathering
mission is remembrance, education and commemoration, includes 2nd gen. programming
Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, Queensborough Community College Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY 11364 Holocaust Resource Center and Archives P: (718) 281-5770
Mission to provide programs and resources to remember victims and the lives of their families.
  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Jewish Family Life and Education Group Services Program of JFCS Main Office: 2100 Arch Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 P: (215) 496-9700 F: (215) 496-6622
other locations
Occasional 2nd gen-related programming
  Texas, El Paso El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center
possibly http://www.txtolerance.org/
401 Wallenberg Drive - El Paso, Texas 79912 (915) 833-5656  
  Texas, Houston Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline Street
Houston, Texas 77004-6804
713-942-8000 Email Pepi Joskowitz Nichols or Email 2ndgen  at HMH
Occasional 2nd gen-related programming
  Washington, Seattle Washington State Holocaust Education Research Center 2031 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
P: (206) 441-5747 F: (206) 956-0881
Formerly Surviving Generations of the Holocaust,  includes cultural, social, and support programs for Survivors and Continuing Generations.






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