Honoring the memory of children lost in the Holocaust is a unique way to pay tribute to the past and to help make a difference in the future. R3 is a free online program that teaches Holocaust history and contemporary genocide through the Museum’s unparalleled and diverse resources of film, artifacts, and audio recordings. This program offers a distinct way to honor the youth of yesterday by giving life and dignity to their memory today.
Participate in R3 as part of a youth Service Project or to honor a Child of the Holocaust:
R3 Remembrance Program
The activities below were developed as part of the Museum's online exhibitions. Learn more about the history of the Holocaust by examining artifacts, photographs, and other materials from the Museum's collections. Give it a try and see what you think.
On November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a wave of pogroms against Germany's Jews. In the space of a few hours, thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed. This event came to be called Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass") for the store windowpanes that were shattered on German streets. First, study the Kristallnacht online exhibition. Then try the following activities:
On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis set sail from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba. Almost all of the 937 passengers were Jews fleeing from the Third Reich. Tragically, most would be sent back to a continent about to be engulfed in Hitler's war.
Through historical research, detective work, and an exhaustive media campaign, Museum researchers tried to piece together the fates of the passengers. First, learn about the stories of the St. Louis passengers in the Voyage of the St. Louis online exhibition. Then try tracing the steps of a passenger.