The Boston Globe recently featured Foxborough Regional Charter School's effort to collect 11 million stamps, one to represent each victim of the Holocaust and Hitler's ruthless regime in Nazi Germany. The Holocaust Stamp Project is now in its third year at the school. As of January 2012, the scholars have collected 447,470 stamps.
According to the Globe report, the Foxborough students will use some of the stamps they collect to create 18 mosaics. The first (pictured above), called “With Liberty and Peace for All,’’ already hangs in a school hallway. The mosaics will symbolize the Holocaust’s Jewish victims, 18 being the numerical translation of chai, the Hebrew word for life.
School officials hope the public will save stamps and contribute them to the commemoration effort.