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April 2, 2017
4:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Little girl attaching painted ceramic butterfly to a wall.
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"NOT The Last Butterfly" Film Screening & The Butterfly Project Program

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Documentary film about The Butterfly Project -- one painted butterfly for every child lost in the Holocaust -- with Cheryl Rattner Price. After the screening, visitors will be invited to paint their own butterfly to add to the 150,000 already created through the Butterfly Project. In the concentration camp of Terezin, one Jewish artist, Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, secretly taught more than 600 children to draw, paint and sew. After the war, two of Friedl’s suitcases were found containing over 4,000 pieces of art, which inspired the Butterfly Project, whose mission is to paint and display 1.5 million ceramic butterflies to honor and remember each child killed in the Holocaust. Both a moving account of survival and a lesson in the healing power of art, this film offers young and old alike a new way to find hope in one of history’s greatest tragedies. IKEducation now offers this program as part of our curriculum.