Iowa students seek postcards to remember victims

Published On: Dec 14 2012 11:52:25 AM CST
DANVILLE, Iowa (AP) -

Students in a southeast Iowa school are remembering Anne Frank and other children who died in the Holocaust by seeking 1.5 million postcards from around the world.

The Hawk Eye in Burlington reports that eighth graders at Danville Junior/Senior High School could relate to Anne Frank and wanted to commemorate the estimated 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust. Because Frank collected postcards, they decided seeking a card for each child who died was an appropriate way to remember the victims.

Students will send postcards to Jewish people throughout the world and seek replies.

Returned postcards will be displayed at the Danville Museum.

Frank was Jewish and kept a dairy while hiding during the Holocaust. She died in a concentration camp and her diary was published in 1947.