Paper Clips…

Dear HTS Community:

For the families that are not going away for Spring Break and looking for an educational (and free!) experience for their children, there is a wonderful opportunity on Monday, April 8 at 12:00 at the Caldwell Public Library (268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell).  As many of you already know, April 8 is Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The Caldwell Public Library is hosting a viewing of the award winning film Paper Clips for interested families.  From the press release, “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 them visualize such vast number 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.”  This documentary shows how even small town students and educators can teach the world powerful lessons.  Space is limited and reservations are requested by calling 973-226-2837.

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone

 

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