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Students create art to honor holocaust victims

Posted at 6:04 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 19:13:16-05

MAURICE, La. - Art classes at North Vermilion High in Maurice are creating sculptures of shoes to honor holocaust victims.

There are 150 pairs in total on display at the school. Each shoe reprents 33,000 people who were killed in the Holocaust.

The North Vermilion teacher behind the project wanted students to understand that people of different ages were affected by the holocaust.

"I wanted to expose them to the holocaust in a way that they have never learned before." said Kellly Declouet, who teaches art at NVHS. "I wanted to make it more personal for them so that it could be very real to understand that kids their age were part of the victims of the holocaust."