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Local school children and Mary McAleese plant dozens of flowers to remember the holocaust

Oct 23, 2022 10:23 By Shannonside News
Local school children and Mary McAleese plant dozens of flowers to remember the holocaust
Mary McAleese officially launches Holocaust Education Ireland’s Crocus Project to commemorate child victims of the Holocaust Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese pictured with Holocaust survivor Suzi Diamond and children from Cootehall National school as she today officially launched Holocaust Education Ireland’s Crocus Project, by planting crocus bulbs in her garden at home in Roscommon with the help of local schoolchildren from Cootehall National School, Woodbrook National School and Carrick on Shannon Community School. The yellow flowers, recalling the yellow Stars of David, will bloom around the time of International Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January. The Crocus Project commemorates all of the children who perished in the Holocaust, and aims to educate schoolchildren over the age of ten about the Holocaust and the dangers of racism, and all forms of discrimination and hatred. Schools throughout Ireland are invited to join the project and can find out more here: https://www.holocausteducationireland.org/crocus-project Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
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The Crocus Project commemorates all of the children who perished in the Holocaust.

Pupils from three local national schools helped former President of Ireland Mary McAleese plant a series of bulbs to remember the holocaust at her home in Roscommon this week.

Holocaust Education Ireland's Crocus Project was officially launched earlier this week with dozens of yellow crocus planted by pupils from Cootehall National School, Woodbrook National School and Carrick on Shannon Community School.

The flowers, recalling the yellow Stars of David Jews were forced to wear under Nazi rule, will bloom around the time of International Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January.

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The Crocus Project commemorates all of the children who perished in the Holocaust, and aims to educate schoolchildren over the age of ten about the Holocaust and the dangers of racism, and all forms of discrimination and hatred.

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