Foundation Stones is a unique project that asks you to paint a commemorative stone to be placed within the foundations of the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. 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.

Each Foundation Stone will represent a commitment from communities across the United Kingdom to learn from the past and to build a future free from all forms of prejudice, discrimination and hatred.

Find a stone from your local area and decorate it as a creative commemoration activity. Join in the national conversation by sharing a picture of your finished stone online using  #FoundationStones.

Use the interactive map below to find relevant places near you. The map includes Jewish education centres, sites of former Kinder Hostels, memorials, plaques and other places of interest. Let us know if you find more local links for us to add.

We will be posting images of your stones on our Foundation Stones Map page.

Foundation Stones is a Big Ideas partnership with the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation.

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Jewish Cemeteries Jewish Education Centres Memorial Plaques 

Memorials to Subsequent Genocides Holocaust Memorials Kinder Hostels