The Central Valley Button Holocaust Memorial

About:

Buttons come in different sizes, textures, colors, and shapes. Cynthia Fischer, executive director of the CA Holocaust Education and Resource Center, has been collecting buttons for more than a decade to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust. Each button represents a single victim of the Holocaust. Each victim was an individual, a father, a mother, a daughter, a baby, a big brother, a little sister, a tailor, a writer, a student. Each unique in its own way. Just like the individuality of each button in a button jar. 

Chabad of Bakersfield was honored to be gifted these buttons to create and build the first Holocaust Memorial in the Central Valley of California. We will create a memorial using six million buttons along a serene and beautiful walkway in the back of the Chabad Jewish Community Center. The memorial will be a place to remember those that were lost and in addition; a place to inspire us to do better, be kinder, and help turn this world into the garden G‑d intended it to be.

Be A Part of It

You Can Be a part of it. We still need YOUR BUTTONS to reach the six million goal. Message or reach out to Chabad on how to donate your buttons. Call 661-834-1512 or email [email protected]

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Press: 

The Button Memorial in the JWeekly of Northern California

The Button Memorial in The Bakersfield Californian

The Button Memorial on KGET 17- Bakersfield

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