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The butterfly - with its story of rebirth and transformation into new life - has become a symbol of freedom from oppression, intolerance and hatred ever since Pavel Friedman, a young boy held captive in the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, wrote his poem “I Never Saw Another Butterfly.”
A total of 15,000 children under the age of 15 passed through the Terezin camp from 1942 to 1944. Approximately 90 percent of these children perished. To remember all of the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million butterflies prepared from arts and crafts materials for a breath-taking exhibition that all will remember.
This extraordinary calendar contains full-color images from butterflies made by children around the world as part of that effort.