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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4 August 2006 (UK)  »

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$18,662 (USA) (27 May 2005)

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$1,095,118 (USA) (27 May 2005)
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Samuel Sitko: Future generations will have to learn about the Holocaust from the textbooks. We are the eyewitnesses that can, to a certain degree, tell you what took place.
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Jubilee
Music: Traditional
Written by Charlie Barnett and Joe Fab
Performed by Alison Krauss, accompanied by Cheryl White and Andrea Zonn
Courtesy of MMB Music (BMI)
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Amazing!
29 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To think that a group of 8th graders thought of the idea for this project and made it happen is amazing! It is a project that changed all of their lives as well as the lives of everyone who heard about it. I grew up respecting Holocust survivors and knowing about the Holocust, yet this movie succeeded to change my perspective on it (for the better) and understand different aspects of it. This project turned an entire town into a supporting community who worked together to achieve this amazing outcome. The children ended up with a lot more paper clips then they originally anticipated and found a great way to display them all. Each one of the paper clips has a story and came to them from someone who deeply cares about their cause and, in most cases, has lost someone during the Holocust. A must see!


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