Paper Clips

Paper Clips

DVD - 2006
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Documents the Paper Clip Project in which the students of a rural Tennessee school collected six million paper clips to get a better idea of the number of Jews lost in the Holocaust and learned lessons about intolerance and acceptance of diversity.
Publisher: New York : Hart Sharp Video, c2006.
Edition: Special ed.
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 PAP
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Trombones [videorecording]

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No_Stalkers4Me
Apr 04, 2017

Well done documentary about school and community efforts to recognize the holocaust ...yet, we now live in a parallel time, repeating the same mistakes?
A beautiful song forms some of the sound track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stviDWgDHMM

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organic69
Mar 01, 2016

Really good movie! Good for kids too.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Oct 14, 2015

Very well made documentary that puts a face on studying the Holocaust, and the uplifting results of educating all of us from an early age about our shared history when it comes to standing up against tyranny and prejudice throughout the world. Special features are also great including Holocaust survivor interviews, and BTS footage.

debbieboucher Dec 15, 2013

This documentary should be required viewing for every 8th grade class in the United States!

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modestgoddess
Dec 11, 2013

Liked this very much. An interesting and inspiring tale of how a middle-grade school in a small town in Tennessee wound up creating a memorial to Holocaust victims. The Grade Eights in the school study the Holocaust, and one in the class asked, "What is six million? I've never seen six million of anything, I can't picture it." The teacher instructed the class to do some research, decide on an appropriate item, and begin collecting six million of that item. They chose paper clips because Norwegians, who invented the paper clip, wore them on their clothes as a silent, secret protest against the Nazi regime. They had a little trouble in the beginning, and weren't sure they would collect enough paper clips. But then - oh my.... Excellent story.

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VRMurphy
Feb 13, 2013

Unexpectedly heartwarming - and that word usually has me running for the hills. This project is one of those things that remind us that human beings can be pretty terrific sometimes.

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JDK5
Apr 07, 2011

Every time I see a paper clip I will remember this documentary and the dedicated commitment of all the Holocaust Project participants. It is educational, emotional and inspirational.

smc01 Jan 06, 2009

This is an amazing, inspiring story. If only all school children could have such an experience. The visits to the school from Holocaust survivors are particularly moving.

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blue_dolphin_3237
Jun 24, 2014

blue_dolphin_3237 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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