Mission: We are dedicated to work on remembering the loss of innocent lives during WWII in Eastern Europe. One mass grave at a time.
Results: Our flagship project is Drobitsky Yar Memorial in Kharkov, Ukraine. We aim to spread the story of the Drobitsky Yar – the unknown story of a a horrific place of mass torture and execution in the past. Deteriorating conditions of this memorial is heartbreaking.We have identified, planed and started to implement several improvement projects at the Drobitsky Yar Memorial.
Target demographics: We are dedicated to work on remembering the loss of innocent lives during WWII in Eastern Europe. One mass grave at a time.
Direct beneficiaries per year: With your donations we were able to fund the re-sealing of over 100 sq, meters of stone roof. This work took over 150 man hours. Also, we were able to plant 4 meta-sequoia trees near 4 mass graves.
Geographic areas served: Kharkov, Ukraine
Programs: Our maintenance projects include
Identifying burial sites.
Planting Memorial parks.
Creating commemorative plaques and signs.
Fixing water and electrical fire damage in the Room of Tragedy.
Assisting with renovation projects.
Supporting day-to-day maintenance operations.
Our educational activities include:
Helping digitize archive materials related to the Shoah. We will set up infrastructure to publicize all newly discovered and recently declassified information.
Educating in the United States and Ukraine through exhibitions, free public lectures, and conferences at schools and universities. We will work with schools and university to teach young generations about genocide, acceptance beliefs and traditions, tolerance, and the value of human live.
Supporting research related to the extermination of the Jewish population of Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe during the period of Nazi occupation.
Translating materials into English and other languages.
RememberUs.org is just one years old. The goal they are trying to reach is ambitious and timeless. Their mission is to help us keep our memories and teach future generations to value human lives. I didn't expect this fund to achieve that much within just one year. The organization moves fast and has accomplished a lot, even though it covers a very wide spectrum of tasks. RememberUs.org has designed the Holocaust memorial site near Kharkov (Ukraine), worked with the memorial stuff on on-going basis, and is currently managing and improving it. They also have an active Facebook page, which helps people stay informed about the organization's activities and nearest plans.
RememberUs.org is young and growing organization. They already achieved a lot of good and charitable deeds in Eastern Ukraine. Their first steps in helping local organization to sustain, maintain Holocaust memorial in Kharkov Ukraine deserves recognition and support. ReemberUs.org is active in Jewish education through their website and Facebook account. You can say that they have full exposure to the young adults audience and thus put a lot of effort in keeping holocaust history and memory pretty much alive.