Volunteers Pitch in to Grow Downtown Daffodil Project

On a wintry Sunday afternoon, about 40 volunteers planted 2,000 daffodil bulbs at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in memory of children killed in the Holocaust.

The group of volunteers who participated in the symbolic daffodil planting at the entrance to the center included Thomas Buergenthal, one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz. Already, Am Yisrael Chai, a local Holocaust awareness and education organization, has planted 177,000 daffodils in downtown Atlanta (and 280,000 around the world, which include thousands in Canada, Poland and the Czech Republic) in memory of the estimated 1.5 million children who perished during the Holocaust, as well as in support of children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today.