“Daffodils” – Remembering Together
This year, to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and its partners will hand out thousands of yellow daffodil pins on the streets of Warsaw and many other cities worldwide. Our volunteers will tell passers-by the history of the Uprising, recalling that it is our common heritage – regardless of nationality or religion.
Daffodils are associated with Marek Edelman, the last commander of the Jewish Combat Organization. Every year on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising he placed daffodils at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland and at other sites associated with the extermination of Jews.
Daffodils campaign was initiated by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in 2013 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Over 500 volunteers joined to the campaign and attended essential training. They handed-out 50 000 paper daffodils pins and about 80 000 brochures with historical information. TV news presenters at every major TV channel were wearing daffodils on that day, extending the reach of the campaign to millions of viewers. Yellow daffodil became well-recognized and legible symbol of remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
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