A group of middle school students is recalling the Holocaust with butterfly memorials for children who died as a result.

At Sinaloa Middle School, approximately 1200 paper butterflies are attached to the walls and ceiling of the library. Each one represents an individual child who died in the Holocaust.  “Every year I do this two-hour Holocaust presentation, and about four years ago we said ‘let’s do something more,’” said teacher Amy Allen. 

The “something more” became participation in the Holocaust Museum Houston’s Butterfly Project, in which young teens are given the name, age, and date of death of a child and create a butterfly memorializing that child.

http://leadershipandsoftskills.com/“The Butterfly” was a poem written by Pavel Friedman, who died in Auschwitz. The poem was written in 1942 about the camp’s inability to keep the butterflies from flying free.

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