About Butterfly Project
The Butterfly Project is a call to action through education, the arts and memorial making. It teaches social justice through lessons of the Holocaust, educating students about the dangers of hatred and bigotry to cultivate empathy and social responsibility. By painting ceramic butterflies, which are displayed as symbols of resilience and hope, participants remember the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust. In this work, The Butterfly Project honors our commitment to the Survivors to Never Forget.
Our special Görlitz/Zgorzelec edition of The Butterfly Project will also include biography cards for Jewish child survivors from Görlitz- many of whose descendants will be present to meet with students during Jewish Remembrance Week. Additionally, director Lauren Leiderman will be working with Israeli historian Ulla Hadar to prepare biography cards of Jewish children from around Lower Silesia and Saxony. Around 200 students from both Görlitz and Zgorzelec will be taking part in our Butterfly Project.