The Crocus Project 2018/19 Launch

Third Generation Holocaust survivor, Caryna Camerino sharing her family’s story

Today HETI launched The Crocus Project 2018/19 at Scoil Chiaráin in Glasnevin.

Every autumn, young people across Europe plant yellow crocuses in memory of the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Nazi regime over 70 years ago. We also do this in memory of the thousands of other children persecuted murdered by the Nazis during this time.

The yellow Crocuses bloom in springtime and when the flowers open, they look like the yellow Star of David Jewish people were forced to wear.


HE Ambassador Manuela Breazu and Caryna Camerino helping students plant the Crocus bulbs

The students of Scoil Chiaráin shared what they learnt in class about the Holocaust with HETI and the ambassadors of the other EU countries taking part in The Crocus Project this year. Third Generation Holocaust survivor, Caryna Camerino told the students about her grandfather Enzo Camerino and how he survived Auschwitz Birkenau as a young man.

The students, staff and the Ambassadors all planted the yellow crocus bulbs together.

We look forward to seeing pictures of the beautiful crocus flowers blooming in Scoil Chiaráin and thank you to the students and staff for their very warm welcome!