Between 1939 and 1945, 1.5 million children were murdered by the Nazis. Among them were more than a million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Romani children and children with disabilities.
The New Zealand Children’s Holocaust Memorial is a collection of 1.5 million buttons, gathered from all over the world. Each one represents a child who perished. It is an attempt to comprehend and illustrate the sheer vastness of the number of children killed, and ensure they will not be forgotten. It was established to honour and give a voice to the children, and serve as a reminder to stand up to prejudice, discrimination and apathy.