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Zachor For Holocaust Remembrance Foundation

The souls of our dear departed ones, all six million of them, are crying out to the world in a single word: "ZACHOR." ZACHOR means REMEMBER.




The ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the remembrance of the Holocaust. Founded by Holocaust survivor, Ben Lesser, the organization is committed to spreading awareness and most notably, to ensure we NEVER FORGET. ZACHOR offers educational outreach programs and online resources to individuals and educational institutions worldwide, that both preserve the memory of the Holocaust and advocates change by teaching the value of tolerance.

In addition, ZACHOR powers I-SHOUT-OUT.org. The web-based movement is an interactive anti-hate campaign that strives to put an end to intolerance by speaking up and speaking out. Our goal is to garner 6 million SHOUT-OUT’s for the 6 million voices that were silenced. Each SHOUT-OUT, whether against intolerance, bullying, bigotry, anti-Semitism, for equality, freedom, peace, to love thy neighbor and to never forget is accompanied by the participant’s image, age and state and will live online for your children’s children to see for generations to come.


Learning through discovery can promote a positive impact. ZACHOR relies on supporters to preserve the memory, educate and deliver positive messages about perseverance and choices, all while promoting acceptance and peace. 

The next phase of teaching the past is right here and now. It is our greatest hope to raise enough funds to capture Ben Lesser’s unique story in a collection of pre-recorded 3D interviews enabling students to interact through virtual conversations years after they pass. The New Dimensions in Testimony Project created by the USC Shoah Foundation and USC Institute of Creative Technology is quite advanced and remarkable. The installation of interactive biographies will be hosted in many museums throughout the nation and available for educators to include within their Holocaust curriculum. This is a unique, engaging and incredible opportunity for ZACHOR, educators and students alike. To learn more about this once in a life-time project, please click here.

And lastly, with your help we are able to continue our mission by meeting our everyday objectives:

  • Produce and distribute Holocaust curriculum-based books with teaching guides for schools.
  • Host teachers at a hands-on educational Holocaust studies program in Europe.
  • Provide grants for students to participate in the March of the Living program.
  • Create an online forum to preserve Holocaust stories and educational historical content.
  • Organize and execute an anti-bullying campaign for all ages with the I-SHOUT-OUT program.
  • Collaborate with schools across the nation and empower them to stand up against intolerance, discrimination and hatred while promoting peace
  • Produce and distribute ZACHOR pins. The pins are a memento to be the historical reminder to anyone who hears, saw, or learned about the Holocaust, and they are worn  proudly to “Remember.”
  • Help us close the gap and bring Holocaust awareness to as many schools as possible so that the Holocaust is indelibly imprinted in the minds of young people for generations to come.



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Contact:  Gail Gerber 800.575.9583 or gail@zachorfoundation.org.


ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) 3 charity. EIN: 26-3975745