Action speaks louder

VM model

  1. Examine history at a memorial and/or authentic site.
  2. Put empathy & compassion into practice.
  3. Reflect, share and creatively express your discoveries.
  4. Take action.

Thousands of people around the world visit Holocaust memorials and museums each day.

But what happens after the memorial? After the museum? We feel overwhelmed. We vow it should “never happen again”. We want something normal, familiar that will bring us back to our reality.

Mark Twain said: Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. The Visit Memorials team encourages people to take action after learning about the Holocaust.

℅ Life magazine

℅ Life magazine


What we mean by “take action” is what Gandhi said: be the change you want to see in the world. It does not necessarily have to be about genocide or human rights. It might be, but it doesn’t have to be. What do you care about?



  • Is there a problem in your local community that needs solving?
  • Do you want to make changes in your family?
  • Do you want to change yourself?