You are invited to paint a stone in remembrance of the six million Jewish men, women and children murdered in the Holocaust and all other victims of Nazi persecution. You can also choose to dedicate your stone to those murdered in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Contribute to a new national memorial
Foundation Stones from across the United Kingdom will be placed within the foundations of the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London. Each painted stone is a commitment to remember the past and to build a future free from all forms of prejudice, discrimination and hatred.
What will your stone look like? Will you dedicate it to a particular group or all the victims? Do you want to share a message of hope for the future? Visit our highlights gallery to get inspiration.
Paint your stone to remember the liberation of Bergen-Belsen
The 15th April is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by British and Canadian forces. After the camp was liberated, a huge British relief effort began that saved many lives.
Paint your Foundation Stone to commemorate the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. From the survivors, liberators, relief workers and volunteers, Bergen-Belsen is part of the British story. It is our story to remember.
Find out more
A meaningful and creative activity to do at home whatever your age
Download your free Foundation Stones at Home guide below or email FoundationStones@big-ideas.org for the guide and complementary PowerPoint.
The resources include a ‘guide to stone painting’ using materials found in the home and a how-to guide to sharing your stone online. To see your stone with others from across the UK on our Foundation Stones Map, use our simple online form.
Remember, you don’t have to be an artist to take part – every stone is unique and is a personal contribution to the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.
Please share your stones online with the hashtag #FoundationStonesAtHome