Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Paper Clip Project

It looked so benign sitting there on the library shelf, but I can't remember the last time I was so moved.

A group of middle schoolers in Appalachian Tennessee began collecting paper clips to represent each of the six million people who died during the Holocaust. Then they moved heaven and earth to find an authentic German cattle car to house the paper clips, and created a permanent memorial to Holocaust victims at their school. I don't want to write about it here. I just want you to go look on the website, read their story, find the video, watch it yourself.

http://www.whitwellmiddleschool.org/homepage_pc.cfm?id=78

1 comment:

  1. wow, that's really something. thanks for sharing it. i find it remarkable that students found a way to connect with such a devasting part of our history that really needs to be remembered. good for them to find some meaning closer to home in their time.

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