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Paper Clips -- 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.
Paper Clips -- 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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It began as a lesson about prejudice... What happened next was a miracle
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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How a Holocaust history project changed a community See more (40 total) »

Cast

 

Tom Bosley ... Himself
Casey Condra ... Himself
Cassie Crabtree ... Herself
Rachel Gleitman ... Herself
Mary Jane Higdon ... Herself
Linda Hooper ... Herself
Bernard Igielski ... Himself
George Jacobs ... Himself
Sheila Levine ... Herself
Sandra Roberts ... Herself
Peter Schroeder ... Himself
Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand ... Herself
Drew Shadrick ... Himself
Samuel Sitko ... Himself
David Smith ... Himself

Directed by
Elliot Berlin 
Joe Fab 
 
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Joe Fab 

Produced by
Donny Epstein .... executive producer
Joe Fab .... producer
Yeeshai Gross .... executive producer
Matthew Hiltzik .... executive producer
Robert M. Johnson .... producer
Elie Landau .... executive producer
Ari Daniel Pinchot .... producer
Stuart Avi Savitsky .... associate producer
Jeffrey Tahler .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Charlie Barnett 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Marton 
 
Film Editing by
Julia Dixon-Eddy 
 
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Dror Gescheit .... dubbing engineer
Skip SoRelle .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Sullivan .... sound recordist
 
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Deborah Christensen .... assistant to producers
 
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Karen Gottlieb .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"HBO Family: Paper Clips" - USA (cable TV title)
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UK:84 min | USA:82 min
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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.See more »
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References Uprising (2001) (TV)See more »
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JubileeSee more »

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31 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
How a Holocaust history project changed a community, 13 February 2005
Author: Swangirl from United States

This entrancing documentary details the story of how the students of Whitwell Middle School, a little town in Central Tennessee, started with a school assignment that snowballed into a one-of-a-kind Holocaust memorial gaining world-wide attention.

Whitwell is a former coal mining town with only a handful of minorities. The small town is almost totally Christian. Faculty at the school wanted to teach their children about the Holocaust as a means of showing them how intolerance of others can be fatal.

To give them a visual idea of what six million looks like (the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust), students began collecting paper clips. As news of the project began to spread, paper clips began pouring into the little school. Students did research and projects. They began to understand the not everybody was just like them. Jewish Holocaust survivors came to the school to share their stories and were embraced by the community.

Today a rail car formerly used to transport Jews to concentrations camps houses the paper clip collection on the grounds of Whitwell Middle School. Students give tours for other schools and answer questions.

This story is told with grace, humor and sensitivity. It will give you renewed hope in today's youth and an understanding of how the Holocaust must never be forgotten, lest it be repeated.

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