The Crocus Project
A free project for young people aged 10+
An initiative of Holocaust Education Ireland
Holocaust Education Ireland provides schools with yellow crocus bulbs to plant in memory all of the children who perished in the Holocaust.
The flowers recall the yellow Stars of David that Jews were forced to wear under Nazi rule. Crocuses bloom at the time of Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January).
When the flowers are admired, the young people explain what they represent.
The Crocus Project is a tangible way to introduce young people to the Holocaust and to raise awareness about the dangers of racism, discrimination, prejudice and hatred.
A complementary Teacher's Handbook is sent to all participating schools. Planting bulbs and watching flowers grow encourages ongoing learning about respect and acceptance for all.
Register your class here:
Participants can join the Crocus Club on Facebook, to share experiences and photos.