The Holocaust Stamps Project, Foxborough Regional Charter School, 131 Central Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
The Holocaust Stamps Project which began in 2009 and has, as its goal, the teaching Holocaust history and the vital importance of tolerance for differences. 2015-2016 marks the start of the seventh year of this powerful project.
One Postage Stamp – For Each Victim of the Holocaust
As of November 2, 2015 6,409,283 stamps! (58% of goal) with the ambitious goal of collecting 11 million stamps, one to honor the memory of every man, woman, and child who was a victim of the intolerance and evil of the Third Reich.
A public venue is being sought for permanent public Holocaust Stamps Project installation which will include all 18 of the students’ stamps collages, and a custom-designed, acrylic sculpture which will house all 11 million stamps, as a way to present a visual statement of the magnitude of as many lives being taken.
For a mitzvah or tzedakah project, it’s easy to participate! Individuals, partners, or groups develop creative ways to collect cancelled postage stamps and solicit donations of stamps from stamps clubs, civic organizations, businesses, synagogues/churches, youth groups, or any other “groups”, via social media, personal contacts or snail mail.
If possible, the stamps should be trimmed to just outside the perforations before mailing to The Holocaust Stamps Project, Foxborough Regional Charter School, 131 Central Street, Foxboro, MA 02035. This makes them cheaper to mail, and saves time when volunteers at the school are preparing to add them to the total.
The website includes detailed information about the 18 postage stamps collages that students in middle and high school are creating, using thousands of the donated stamps to share what they have learned about the facts, impact, and long term effects of the Holocaust. There are lots of photos and numerous links to articles that have been written about the project.