Millennial's Unaware of what Auschwitz was
In 2019, a survey showed that 66% of millennial's and 44% of Americans could not say what Auschwitz was. This shows us how important it is to continue educating about the Holocaust in history classes, community events, schools, etc.Start Educating Our Future TODAY
The Daffodil Project is a worldwide initiative to plant 1.5 million daffdodils in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.
Our goal is to create a living Holocaust memorial around Charleston in remembrance of the 1.5 million children who fell victim during the Holocaust.
The specific breed of daffodil that we plant have 6 petals to symbolize the six-pointed Star of David and the 6 million Jews that were killed in the Holocaust. Daffodils represent new beginnings and rebirth and that there is life after death. We remember the children even after so many years.
Daffodils Planted in Charleston
With the help of schools and synagogues such as College of Charleston, Addlestone Hebrew Academy, Porter Gaud, Buist Academy, KKBE, Montessori Community School, and Northwood Academy we have planted over 15,000 daffodils around Charleston.More Information About The Daffodil Project
YOU can bring the Daffodil Project to your school or community! Your first 250 daffodils bulbs are free which also includes educational resources and a plaque.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The Anti-Defamation League’s Braun Holocaust Institute, Glick Center for Holocaust Studies, provides education and resources that help educators and students study the history of the Holocaust and apply its lessons to contemporary issues of responsible citizenship, moral decision making, prejudice, hate, and genocide.
Take your learning to the next level by participating in one of our workshops. To be contacted when workshops are available, contact email@example.com.
Visit The Charleston Holocaust Memorial: The Charleston Holocaust Memorial in Marion Square, downtown Charleston, was constructed in 1999. Its mission is one of remembrance and it stands as a permanent monument – a reminder of the Holocaust for future generations, long after the few remaining survivors in our community are gone.
Eastern Europe: The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust sponsors a biennial Travel/Study Tour to Poland. The historical drama of the Holocaust is of special interest to students, teachers, religious leaders and many people whose families may have originated in Poland. The tour is open to the general public. Click here for more information.
Charleston Holocaust Survivors
We still have six Holocaust Survivors in Charleston that call this community their home.
By Ora Davies
The Names, Not Numbers, INC © program has provided us with the opportunity to bring teens together from all across our community in a collaborative effort. We are thrilled to have teens from each of Charleston’s Jewish congregations participating in the project. Instead of focusing on what makes us different, the project has allowed us to focus on what unites us. Through the interview process students have been able to see that In the Holocaust Jews were not differentiated based on their affiliations. One of the survivors interviewed shared that she did not even know she was Jewish until the Germans came to power. Nonetheless, she was identified by the Nazis as being a Jew and as a result was discriminated against and forced to live through tremendous hardships.
One of our goals in doing this project is to teach our students that although we live in a world where there is so much that divides us, there is so much more that unites us as a people with a shared past and a shared destiny. We have brought our students together as Jews to collectively remember the past and remind the world that we will never allow this to happen again.
If you would like to see the video of the teens interviewing our local survivors please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org