The Six-Pointed Jewish Star and The Daffodil
Symbol of a diverse, accomplished, resilient, and heroic people
Ranging from as early as the 3rd century CE until 1939, the 6-pointed Jewish Star, also known as the Star of David, or Magen David, was the symbol of a diverse, accomplished, resilient, and heroic people.
Symbol of Death
The Nazi Occupation of Poland, however, turned this revered symbol of Jewish life into a devastating symbol of death.
Symbol of Life – Daffodil Day
When World War II ended, Warsaw Ghetto Hero, Marek Edelman honored the heroes of the Uprising by placing Daffodils at Holocaust memorials on April 19, the anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The Daffodil Project
Upon Edelman’s death in 2009, other people continued his legacy of remembrance. In 2013, the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews officially recognized April 19 as a national day of remembrance. The 6-pointed, yellow Daffodil was chosen as a symbol of life.
Warsaw’s Mi Polin Art Studio and Gallery created paper Daffodils to be worn over the heart—in remembrance of the yellow patches that Jewish people were forced to wear.
My Daffodil Project
My Daffodil Day Project Commemorating the Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising includes a continuously updated, engaging, informative PowerPoint, as well as paper Daffodils that audience members can wear on April 19. Suitable for elementary school through senior citizens, this presentation presents a powerful and inspiring new perspective of anti-Nazi Resistance.