Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust

They survived. Make sure their stories do, too.

Safekeeping stories

You’ve taken our Beginner Workshop and have a family member who is a Holocaust survivor. Join us in this workshop to write Slices that capture the key events in your family member’s prewar, wartime, and postwar life. No special writing skills required.


Jill’s Yom HaShoah keynote address at the commemoration sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Rochester and the Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Project of Monroe Community College.

A membership to the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center is included to provide additional resources for exploring your family’s story!

Questions? Contact us to learn more.

Give the gift of family story by purchasing a Storykeeping Gift Certificate. Learn how here.

Things to Know

  • This is a LIVE workshop delivered online via Zoom. You'll need a video camera on your computer, a secure internet connection, and the latest version of Zoom. 
  • Register early, space is limited. We offer small group experiences for 3-8 people, depending on the Workshop.
  • Basic computer literacy is required to access materials on our website.
  • Expect to spend 60-90 minutes between sessions working at home.
  • Historical research is not the focus of this Workshop and is conducted independently at your discretion.

Would you like a workshop at a particular day or time?

Let us know! These are small group workshops so your input matters. You'll also be the first to find out when registration opens for the next session.

Free Programs & Consultations

Led by Jill Sarkozi, Founder of Safekeeping Stories

Want to engage your family in their past and carry forward your family story and history to the future? We offer free Storykeeping programs and complimentary consultations to help you get started. Ask questions and receive suggestions to move your project forward!

Holocaust Story Workshop

Work in a small group of other family members of survivors and use your Storykeeping skills to preserve the key pieces of this important legacy story. Pre-requisite: Beginner Workshop.


Tues, 4:30-6:00 pm EST

July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2

Give the gift of family story by purchasing a Storykeeping Gift Certificate. Learn how here.

What People Are Saying

As a direct result of completing the workshop, I have now embarked on a path of dedicated Holocaust education which includes telling my parent’s story in schools, synagogues and to civic groups, as well as continuing to write more family stories.

Participating in the Safekeeping Stories Workshop has been one of the most meaningful, formative experiences I have ever had. Through writing and sharing my father’s Holocaust story I learned that it is also my story, and that it continually effects my family’s actions and responses.

Storykeeping Workshop participant Audrey Unger Reich, 2017

My parents were both Holocaust survivors… I’m thankful to Jill and her Safekeeping Stories Workshop program for allowing me to do my part in the mission to ensure the world never forgets what my parents survived.

These workshops have been extremely helpful to our organization. I’m grateful to Jill and Safekeeping Stories for helping the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center continue its mission.

Storykeeping Workshop participant Millie Jasper, 2017

I can’t thank you enough for all I’ve gotten from the Safekeeping Stories Workshop. It provided just the right combination of structure, encouragement, gentle coaching, and opportunities to share with our group.

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