In an effort to honor and remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, Mrs. Francois’s English 10 classes created handmade butterflies inspired by their stories. Students also wrote paragraphs explaining why they made their butterflies the way that they did.
Example of Student Work includes:
On my butterfly, I made on wing look like the Jewish flag and the other wing look like the German flag. Each wing represents both sides, the Jewish people and the Nazis. On the Jewish flag, I drew the blue star that represents them and on the German flag, I drew the Nazi sign in the middle of the wing. I also made two butterfly antennas. The antenna that’s on the left side is normal and wavy while the antenna on the right side has a zigzag shape. The zigzag shaped antenna that looks broken is supposed to represent the Nazis because they broke apart the Jews. On the right wing, I also put two words, “fear” and “hate.” On the left wing, I put “faith” and “hope.” The Nazis were full of hate and were feared while the Jews were faithful and hopeful. This is everything I put on my butterfly.