Zikaron BaSalon (זִכָּרוֹן בַּסָּלוֹן, “memories in the living room”) originated in Israel in 2011, and has become an annual and international social initiative on Yom Ha'shoah. Family, friends, and guests gather in private homes to commemorate this day in an authentic and intimate way, to express, discuss, and most importantly—to listen.
To date, over 500,000 people have participated in Zikaron BaSalon. As the number of living Holocaust survivors dwindles, these opportunities to preserve their memories and stories are more important than ever.
Video: Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Zikaron Basalon participants create their own experiences. Open discussion about the Holocaust and its impact on society across time leads to thinking about the past, understanding the present, and imagining the future.