Tennessee teacher:
Holocaust project enhanced pupils’ lives

By By Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer

Any teacher could take a lesson from Sandra Roberts and her students at Whitwell Middle School.

Roberts, whose “Paper Clips” project was the subject of the award-winning documentary of the same name, travels worldwide with her students in order to foster tolerance among people of different backgrounds. She and two former students will be in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Sept. 9 to tell the story of their project, how the documentary came about, and the creation of the Children’s Holocaust Memorial in Whitwell, Tenn.

They will speak at Beth El Congregation at 10 a.m. and will be at Carnegie Mellon University at 1 p.m. Both programs, which are sponsored by B’nai B’rith, Beth El and Hillel JUC, are open to the community.