The Crocus Project

THE  CROCUS  PROJECT

A project for young people aged ten years and over remembering all children who died in the Holocaust.

Welcome to The Crocus Project!

The Crocus Project is an Irish initiative active across Europe, with more than 100,000 young people from Ireland and eleven European countries taking part. Holocaust Education Trust Ireland provides yellow crocus bulbs for young people aged 10 and over to plant in memory of the children who perished in the Holocaust. Our goal is to reach more than 1.5 million crocuses in bloom across Europe.

The yellow crocuses recall the stars that Jewish people were forced to wear under Nazi rule. The crocuses bloom in time for International Holocaust Memorial Day, on 27th January every year.

 

Participation in The Crocus Project is free!

Participating in 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 and discrimination. The children’s involvement in learning about the Holocaust, planting the bulbs and watching the flowers grow, encourages learning about tolerance and respect. HETI provides participating teachers with a free comprehensive Teacher’s Handbook to assist in educating about the Holocaust.

The Crocus Project is an Irish initiative that has grown since its inception in 2005 when 6,000 Irish pupils participating to more than 100,000 young people from Ireland and eleven European countries in 2021.  We hope increasing numbers of countries will join The Crocus Project each year until the whole of Europe participates in it and more than 1.5 million crocuses will bloom.

 

The Crocus Club

A secure online forum managed by HETI. The Crocus Club is a Facebook group where participating schools can post messages, share photographs and swap stories of their experiences of involvement in The Crocus Project. This platform connects students, teachers and communities across Europe Join the Crocus Club today.

How to register: To register your school for The Crocus Project in Ireland please complete the registration form. If you would like to register from outside of Ireland, please email info@hetireland.org for more information on how to register in your country.

Posters: Download a Crocus Project poster for print or web use.

E: info@hetireland.org            T: +3531 6690593

Supported by the Department of Education Ireland and co-funded by the European Union

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Attachments

The Crocus Project 2018/19 Event Report

The Crocus Project is funded with the support of the European Union under the programme 'Europe for Citizens' Strand 1: European Remembrance

Download The Crocus Project 2018/19 Event Report (PDF, 372.92 Kb)