Events around the world serve as a stark reminder of the Holocaust Garden of Hope's vital role in safeguarding the truth of the Holocaust. Right now, the world is witnessing the consequences of a troubling pattern of denying and rewriting the history of the Holocaust, as millions continue to deny the Holocaust and the legitimacy of the Jewish nation.
That is why now more than ever, for such a time as this, the need for the Holocaust Garden of Hope is underscored by the urgency of the moment. Our efforts to build this crucial memorial and promote its launch send an undeniable message to the world - Never Again.
At the Holocaust Garden of Hope at King’s Harbor in Kingwood, Texas, we will use painting, sculpture, music, physical structures, and creative educational tools to illustrate the experiences of children during the Holocaust at Nazi ghettos and concentration camps around Europe. Children and adults will be inspired to stand up for what is right and honor the memories of innocent victims with a life dedicated to healing and reconciliation. This celebration of our one-of-a-kind children’s memorial garden is an event for the entire family.
Guests will be welcomed by founders Mitch and Rozalie Jerome and local radio news anchor Shara Fryer. A local High School Color Guard will participate, along with a Shofar by Randy Spencer. Speakers include international, national, and state dignitaries, as well as educational, religious, and community leaders.
Guests have the opportunity to meet camp survivors, liberators, rescuers, and their descendants. Guests can take photos with a liberator and his WWII jeep. Guests will enjoy raffles and giveaways, the National anthems of America and Israel, and selections by Opera Leggera, dance groups featuring Machol Houston, a puppet theater, and participate in docent-led Garden tours.
Guests can also take part in the Upstander Stone Project. This project seeks to paint a memorial stone for each of the 1.5 million children who were murdered during the Holocaust. The project memorializes their names and gives people today a tangible way to remember them. These stones are being painted by individuals, families, and volunteers from corporations, schools, clubs, nursing homes, and other groups throughout Texas and beyond for the Holocaust Garden of Hope.