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School, Town Create Holocaust Memorial

While studying the Holocaust, Whitwell Middle School students set out to collect 6 million paper clips to comprehend the number of Jews killed by the Nazis. They not only exceeded their goal, but with community help, created a memorial to those who died. Included: A description of a school-community effort to remember Holocaust victims.
Peter Schroeder

What started as a small town school’s effort to increase diversity awareness turned into a community-wide project to remember and honor those who died during the Holocaust that has generated international attention. That effort, which was launched at Whitwell Middle School in Whitwell, Tennessee, in 1998, is chronicled in the book, Six Million Paper Clips: The Making of a Children’s Holocaust Memorial, written by German journalists Dagmar and Peter Schroeder