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La Jolla Country Day students create 2,000 ceramic butterflies for Holocaust remembrance project

La Jolla Country Day students create 2,000 ceramic butterflies for Holocaust remembrance project

For the first time, the entirety of La Jolla Country Day School participated in a commemoration and remembrance of children lost in the Holocaust, through The Butterfly Project, Nov. 9 on its campus at 9490 Genesee Ave. The event included speakers, concerts, readings and painting sessions — and culminated with students forming a football-field sized butterfly outdoors.

As part of the global initiative — which seeks to create 1.5 million butterflies in honor of the 1.5 million children who died during the Holocaust in Europe between 1938 to 1945 — more than 2,000 ceramic butterflies were painted by students and staff throughout the day, and will be officially recorded as part of...

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