Jewish organization hopes to collect 6 million pennies to honor Holocaust victims

By Lois K. Solomon
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted July 5 2006

WEST PALM BEACH — The pennies are brown, black, shiny, dirty, newly minted and worn out. An occasional dime even flaunts its silver.

If they could talk, the coins could tell many stories about where they have been. But like the victims of the Holocaust they represent, they can’t.

As a silent and constant reminder of this loss, the Harold & Sylvia Kaplan branch of the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches has stacked 1 million pennies in a Lucite tower in its lobby, on the way to collecting 6 million to honor Holocaust victims.