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The Butterfly Project Commemorates Children Lost in the Holocaust

The Butterfly Project is a 20-year-long art initiative that started with a group of Houston teachers who wanted to commemorate the 1.5 million children whose lives were lost during the Holocaust. Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin visited the exhibit at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medicial Center with Dr. Kelly Zúñiga, executive director of Holocaust Museum Houston. Zúñiga […]

Butterflies on display at a gallery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in conjunction with "The Butterfly Project" from Holocaust Museum Houston. The program commemorates the 1.5 million children lost in the Holocaust. (Photo: Maggie Martin, Houston Public Media)The Butterfly Project is a 20-year-long art initiative that started with a group of Houston teachers who wanted to commemorate the 1.5 million children whose lives were lost during the Holocaust.

Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin visited the exhibit at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medicial Center with Dr. Kelly Zúñiga, executive director of Holocaust Museum Houston.

Zúñiga explains the project stems from a child named Pavel Friedman, who was a prisoner at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp and wrote a poem called The Butterfly.

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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