THE CROCUS PROJECT
The Crocus Project is an Irish initiative whereby HETI provides yellow Crocus bulbs for school pupils aged 11 years and older to plant in memory of the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust and thousands of other children who were victims of Nazi atrocities. The yellow flowers recall the yellow Stars of David that Jews were forced to wear under Nazi rule. The Crocus Project is a tangible way to introduce young people to the subject of the Holocaust and to raise awareness about the dangers of racism, discrimination, prejudice, and hatred.
The children’s involvement in learning about the Holocaust, in planting the bulbs and watching the flowers grow, encourages ongoing learning about the importance of tolerance and respect. HETI provides a comprehensive Information and Guidelines pack to assist teachers in educating about the Holocaust.