Many of you will have taken part in the Foundation Stones project since it launched in 2019. Today we are delighted to launch the first of a series of immersive stone trails on the new Foundation Stones Map.
Of over 10,000 #FoundationStones painted for our UK Holocaust Memorial in London by members of the public to date, 28 stones with stories have been chosen to feature on an immersive map.
The Foundation Stones Map allows you to explore the stones in 3D, as if you were holding them in the palm of your hand, to see them in the locations across the country they reflect. You can also listen to the stories behind them narrated by award winning actor Juliet Stevenson.
From a whole village in Norfolk coming together to paint 150 stones to a 98-year-old woman’s tribute to her mother murdered in Auschwitz, the trail winds it way to London where the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre will be built.
The Foundation Stones Map is part of the #FoundationStones project that we are proud to run in partnership with the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation. Inspired by the Jewish custom of placing stones on graves and headstones, every stone will become part of the Memorial and is a promise to remember the past and build a future free from hate.
The Foundation Stones Map has been made possible with the support of Google.org. The first trail ‘The British Story’ launches today. A subsequent trail called ‘A Future Free From Hate’ with a focus on subsequent genocides and standing up against all forms of discrimination will be released later in the year. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this unique and important project so far.
Find out how you can get involved here.