Remembering the Children

In memory of Sonya FrenkelSonya Frenkel Goren"The 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 Historical Artifacts


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

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

Photography of the footwear that serves as the focus for the lesson on the Holocaust was provided courtesy of Olivia Hemingway shoe is part of the Collections of the Imperial War Museum London The video for educators was produced by Cornelia Reetz, United Kingdom Holocaust Centre, Nottinghamshire.

Links to our Remembrance Project:

Global Virtual Classroom Clubhouse - Remember the Children

Global Classroom Project - A place for students and teachers to share, learn, and collaborate on a global stage

Inspired Teacher - Guest Post by Marsha Goren

Email from Holocaust Museum Houston, Texas - home of the butterfly project

Dear Marsha,

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.


Natalie Herzog
Associate Director of Education
Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center

Resources for Teachers & Books for Students

Participation from the global community
In honor of the Children: the butterfly project 2010/11 school year - GlobalDreamers Main Holocaust Project
Safe Haven: the Warsaw Zoo & GlobalDreamers & May 9, 2012 - Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Poem by Uri Olev on the death of his mother
Marsha's Feelings and Thoughts - Saying Thanks
Student Remembrance & Posters - IGK Slavonski Brod, Croatia
Talking about the Holocaust - Posts from Jan. 27th Facebook Event
Survivors Story Skype - Harrison Elementary, Warsaw, Indiana USA
Skype with Abraham Lincoln School - Oak Park, Illinois USA
JNV School - Greater Noida, India - more
"Nicolae Orghidan" Brasov School, Romania
Kaplan School ||| Lecture ||| School Ceremony ||| Butterflies
Things that fly freely - The Glass Class, Warsaw, Indiana, USA
Song: Aushwitz - G. Cirincione School, Bagheria, Sicily
New Beginnings - the future for children everywhere!
Mount Carmel Central School - Mangalore,India
Gonzaga School - Mangalore, India
Lourdes Central School - Mangalore, India
Lecture at Ein Ganim
Scoala generala nr. 11 St. O Iosif - Brasov , Romania
I.G.K. School, Slavonski Brod, Croatia
Ankara, Turkey
Bandung, Indonesia - more
Mongrace Montessori House - Kolkata, India
Slavonski Brod, Croatia
"Pavel Cneazul" School, Satchinez, Romania
SCOALA CU CLASELE I-VIII NR.1 Stefanesti, Arges, Romania
Slavka Lenkova Maksim Gorki Primary School-Levski, Bulgaria
RPVV, Tyagraj Nagar, New Delhi, India
Mangalore Hospital, children's ward.- India
Gimnazjum #4, Gdynia City, Poland
Mangalore, India - classes 1, 4, 5
Mongrace Montessori House And Day Care Centre, New Town, India - More
Janusz Korczak: A Collaborative Project between Israel and Poland
Holocaust Museum Visit - Washington, D.C.
Holocaust Memorial - Berlin, Germany