The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand and the Wellington Jewish Community Centre will be open to the publc on Sunday, 26th May, from 10 am to 5 pm
Holocaust Centre of New Zealand
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One and a half million buttons in memory of children killed in the Holocaust
Justine Hitchcock, former principal of Moriah College, who initiated the Button Project, spoke about it at the UN Holocaust Remeberance Day reception. She described how the project evolved in her small Jewish school, the enthusiastic paricipation of the children and the great education benefits they gained from it. The children themselves managed the project and designed the memorial that would house the buttons, a reminder of the million and a half children murdered during the Holocaust.
Donations towards the Buttons Memorial can be made through givealittle.co.nz.
New Zealand Children's Holocaust Memorial
Nicholas Winton and Joy Cowley
Nicholas Winton, responsible for saving the lives of 669 Jewish children in Czechoslovakia, and eminent New Zealand writer, author of very many much loved books for children, have agreed to be patrons of the New Zealand Children's Holocaust Memorial project.
The children of Moriah School had collected 1.5 million buttons in memory of the 1.5 million Jewish children killed during the Holocaust. The buttons came from all over the world, many with moving personal covering notes.
The plan is to incorporated these buttons in a memorial structure to be erected in a Wellington public space. To support this project make your donation towards the New Zealand Children's Holocaust Memorialr
See the short video on YouTube in which children of Moriah College talk about their project and present the memorial design they propose for Wellington City
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