Penny Collection-Holocaust

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida teen has collected 1.5
million pennies to commemorate each child killed in the Holocaust.

Thirteen-year-old David Broide, a student at Hillel Community
Day School in North Miami Beach, collected the pennies as a bar
mitvah project. Friends, relatives and classmates helped, and
Broide gave $1,800 in bar mitvah gifts to the project, too.

Six thousand pounds of pennies -- 1.2 million in all -- have
already been delivered to the Holocaust Documentation and Education
Center in Hollywood, where they've been collected in bags, jugs,
coin rolls and sandwich bags. The rest are on their way.

Broide overshot his goal by 100,000 pennies. Now he's planning
another project: To collect 6 million pennies, one for every Jew
killed in the Holocaust.


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