I often find that looking through old letters from friends and loved ones helps me remember bits of the past that slip my mind.  A school project in Massachusetts is using letters in a different way to remember the 11 million victims of the Holocaust.  Foxborough Regional Charter Schools is three years into an effort to collect a cancelled stamp representing each Jew, gypsy, homosexual or other “different” person slain during Hitler’s reign.

To date, they have over 300,000 stamps, but that is only a small fraction of what they’ll need to meet their goal!  This project will help students understand the horrific magnitude of the Holocaust and, in the process of perusing and counting each cancelled stamp, help them learn a bit more about the world we live in.

If you’d like to help these students reach their goal, they ask that you send trimmed, cancelled stamps to the address below. If you can note how many stamps are in your package, that also helps.

Holocaust Stamp Project
Foxborough Regional Charter School
131 Central Street, Foxboro, MA 02035

As you put together your own package of stamps, take a moment to reflect on the lives they represent–lives that were thrown away like garbage because of bigotry and hate.  Never forget.

Thanks to Lucas Writes for sharing this wonderful project on his blog.