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.
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
Paint your stone to remember the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
Between April and July 1994, over 100 days, approximately one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered in the Genocide in Rwanda. These events will form part of the exhibition in the Learning Centre of the new UK Holocaust Memorial.
Paint your Foundation Stone to commemorate Kwibuka26 and contribute to the 100 stones to remember the 100 days of the genocide. See your stone become part of this new national Memorial and Learning Centre.
Learn more about the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda by visiting the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.
Paint your stone to remember Srebrenica
During the Bosnian War, in July 1995 around 8,000 Muslim men, and boys over 12 years old, were murdered in Srebrenica. The Srebrenica genocide will form part of the exhibition in the Learning Centre of the new UK Holocaust Memorial.
Paint your Foundation Stone to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide. Your stone will become part of the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London.
Learn more about the Srebrenica genocide by visiting the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.