The Butterfly Project
De La Salle Chapel (Lower level of College Hall at La Salle University)
January 29, 2013
The performance is based on an illustrated book of poetry written by the children in Terezin. A Holocaust survivor/liberator will also speak during this program. Based on the art and poetry of children imprisoned at the Terezin concentration camp during World War II (many of whom died during this era), this project is consistent with the missions of the University and the Christian Brothers.
Why is the Butterfly Project relevant?
“The Butterfly Project is important far beyond the realm of raising awareness about the children of Terezin. It reminds us of an event many people long to forget ever occurred. The Butterfly Project is a story about strength, hope, and what it takes to keep going, despite all the odds in the world being against you. It brings a sense of beauty to a reality more harsh then humankind should have ever endured. Being an active member of the youth movement Habonim Dror, a movement that helped to form the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, I find it particularly important to share the story of these kids. It is a beautiful play that reminds people, both young and old, just how strong humankind is even in the darkest of hours.”
-Aliyah N., Age 18, Child IV