2012 observance of the International
Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
will focus on the theme “Children and the Holocaust”. The United Nations
will remember the one-and-a-half million Jewish children who perished
in the Holocaust, together with the thousands of Roma and Sinti children,
the disabled and others, who suffered and died at the hands of the
Nazis and their collaborators. Some children managed to survive in
hiding, others fled to safe havens before it was too late, while many
others suffered medical experiments or were sent to the gas chambers
immediately upon arriving at the death camps. Highlighting the impact
of mass violence on children, this theme has important implications
for the 21st century."
Illustration: Auschwitz susrvivor - Sonia
by Tanya Pahwa, SMSchool, Meera Bagh, New Delhi, India - Butterfly by
Sonia's grandson: Matt Chateauneuf
Footprints: Discovering the Holocaust through
Educational materials for the Footprints for Hope project were created
by: Paul Salmons, Head of Curriculum Development, Holocaust Education
Development Programme, Institute of Education, University of
London, which aims to provide a research-informed, innovative
and nationally coordinated programme to help teachers teach about
the Holocaust effectively. The principal focus is on developing
a national programme of professional development in Holocaust
education that will be offered free of charge to teachers in
every secondary school in England. Further information can be
found at http://www.hedpuk.org.
The Holocaust Centre is the United Kingdom's only
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education centre. Founded by Dr.'s
Stephen and James Smith in 1995, the Centre welcomes thousands
of visitors each year. In September 2008, the Centre launched 'The
Journey', the first dedicated holocaust education centre for primary
school children. For more information, please visit http://www.holocaustcentre.net.
Photography of the footwear that serves as the
focus for the lesson on the Holocaust was provided courtesy of
Olivia Hemingway http://oliviahemingway.com.The shoe is part of
the Collections of the Imperial War Museum London www.iwm.org.uk.
The video for educators was produced by Cornelia Reetz, United
Kingdom Holocaust Centre, Nottinghamshire.
Email from Holocaust
Museum Houston, Texas - home of the butterfly project
Thank you so much for all the contributions you have
made towards the Butterfly Project. We do have a sizable number
of butterflies from you and appreciate every one of them!
I can appreciate the ink cost and do not expect
you to spend that kind of money. We are thinking of making a digital
display and may somehow use them in that respect. We have moved
the exhibit I have lost count of how many times, but it is now
scheduled for 2016. It will be the Museum’s 20th anniversary and
feel it would be a great exhibit for that year.
Thank you again
for all you do for our project, and if you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to contact me.
Associate Director of Education
Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center