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Paper Clips (2004)

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As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell, TN Middle School try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.

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Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in Holocaust education. Struggling to grasp the concept of six-million Holocaust victims, the students decide to collect six-million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity. The film details how the students met Holocaust survivors from around the world and how the experience transformed them and their community. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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It began as a lesson about prejudice... What happened next was a miracle

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Paper clip triumphs over swastika
5 November 2005 | by (Baltimore, MD USA) – See all my reviews

Who would have guessed that a small school in rural Tennessee could have started project that ended with world-wide participation? I purchased the DVD from Blockbuster the day it became available (November 1, 2005). I had heard good comments about the movie, but was unable to find another retail or internet outlet that offered it for sale.

I found myself holding back tears as the movie documented death camp survivors telling their stories to the folks of Whitfield. This story is very heart warming and gives hope that todays jaded children can be inspired to make a difference and learn from the past. And the teachers themselves were effected by the project to self-introspection of their attitudes towards people "different" than themselves.

I hope to someday visit the exhibit that resulted from the paper clip project.


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