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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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The Butterfly Project (Holocaust Museum Houston)

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