Students from all over the world were invited to express their empathy and hope through the creation of a butterfly. The museum has collected butterflies of all sizes and shapes. The butterfly exhibit connects a new generation of young people to the memory of children who did not survive the Holocaust.
The Papillon project aims to teach social responsibility, respect for diversity and the importance of human rights. In the words of one of the students who participated in the project: « I want to make a difference in the world, one butterfly at a time »
Madagascar has adopted the concept of the Butterfly Project as part of the Commemoration of Holocaust Victims. The students received a history of the Holocaust after which they expressed their thoughts about this horrific event in the history of humanity.