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Theodor Herzl butterflies wing their way to Houston

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

A kaleidoscope of hundreds of paper butterflies decorated by Theodor Herzl preprimary, primary and high school pupils in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, will soon flit to Houston, Texas, USA, to form part of a poignant commemorative exhibition dubbed the Butterfly Project.

A total of 1.5 million handcrafted butterflies are being collected from children from mixed denominations around the world and will eventually form a breathtaking tribute to the same number of children who died tragically in the Holocaust.

A grassroots artistic and educational initiative started in 2006 by the Holocaust Museum Houston, the project aims to inspire students and communities of all faiths to take action against injustice and to promote peace and tolerance. Its theme was inspired by a heart-wrenching poem, written by a young man who died in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944, about the last butterfly he ever saw.

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