Downtown Daffodil Dash Honors Young Holocaust Victims

October 26,2018

AJT Staff, Atlanta Jewish Times

In addition to a traditional race, the second annual Downtown Daffodil Dash 5K in Atlanta Nov. 4 continues the city’s effort to plant daffodils in memory of the children who died in the Holocaust.

The race is part of the worldwide Daffodil Project, which aims to plant 1.5 million daffodils, representing the same number of children murdered by the Nazis. The daffodils resemble the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear during that dark period in history. While a reminder of the past, the flowers return each year as a symbol of hope and resilience, a call to action for the future.

The Daffodil Project also supports children who continue to suffer in humanitarian crises and genocides in the world today.

The Downtown Daffodil Project, is produced annually by the Central Atlanta Progress downtown business association; its nonprofit Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and Am Yisrael Chai! The latter is a nonprofit that focuses on Holocaust education and genocide awareness.

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