The University of Georgia and The Daffodil Project to create a new memorial garden on the UGA campus
The Daffodil Project is an Atlanta based initiative of Am Yisrael Chai, a nonprofit Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness Organization, which “aspires to build a worldwide Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million Daffodils in memory of the children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today.”
Hillels of Georgia has been a proud partner of The Daffodil Project, hosting plantings at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia College and State University in the 2020-2021 school year. Hillel UGA is proud to partner with the University of Georgia and The Daffodil Project to create a new memorial garden on the UGA campus in December of 2021. Says Hillel UGA Campus Director, Jeremy Lichtig, “With incidents of antisemitism on the rise at college campuses across the United States, it is significant that the University of Georgia is working with our Hillel to create a memorial garden. It demonstrates the University’s commitment to protecting their Jewish students and educating others on the tragedy of the Holocaust.”
On December 5, 2021 at 11 AM EST, students, faculty, alumni, and community members will gather at the Baldwin Street stairs at the University of Georgia for a planting and dedication ceremony including a speaker from the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, Sandra Craine, the child of a Holocaust survivor, sharing her mother’s story. This event is free and open to the public.
Questions? Please contact
SarahSchafer, LEED Green Associate
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Hillel UGA Social Action Committee Chair