Contribute to a new national memorial

Make a personal contribution to the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre by taking part in Foundation Stones.

Foundation Stones invites you 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.

Building on the Jewish custom of placing a pebble on headstones when visiting a grave, Foundations Stones from across the United Kingdom will become part of the new memorial, each one a commitment to remember and learn from the past.

‘An artist’s impression of the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, London’

Visit our highlights gallery to get inspiration for your stone.

Email for more information and support, including a ‘guide to stone painting’ and resources for teachers and youth leaders.

Once you have painted your stone, please share them online using the hashtag #FoundationStones

Then, please post your stones to:

Big Ideas
Unit 1, 465C Hornsey Road
N19 4DR

Everybody who takes part, will receive a digital certificate of participation from the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation. Register your stone to receive your certificate.