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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 84 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Virgil Films and Entertainment : 2005.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Elliot Berlin.
Participant or Performer Note:
Linda Hooper, Sandra Roberts, Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand, Peter Schroeder, David Smith.
Summary, etc.:
When the students of Tennessee 's Whitwell Middle School began studying the Holocaust as a way to learn about intolerance and diversity, nobody could have predicted the results. In 2001, the Paper Clip Project culminated in a unique memorial that changed the lives of those who created it, as well as touching Holocaust survivors and countless communities. Because Norwegians invented the paper clip and used it as a symbol of solidarity against the Nazis, students started collecting them to help visualize such vast numbers of victims. As word spread online and in the media, paper clips poured in from around the world, 11 million of which are enshrined in an authentic German railcar standing in the schoolyard. "Patiently told and lovingly made" ( Variety ), this inspiring, award-winning documentary shows how even small-town students and educators can teach the world powerful lessons.
Target Audience Note:
Rated G.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Study and teaching (Elementary) > Tennessee > Whitwell.
Holocaust memorials > Tennessee > Whitwell.
Whitwell (Tenn.) > Ethnic relations.

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