Children's Holocaust Memorial and Paper Clip Project

1 Butterfly Ln.
Whitwell, TN 37397- Map It
Phone: (423) 658-5631

AAA Editor Notes

Children's Holocaust Memorial and Paper Clip Project is at 1 Butterfly Ln. at Whitwell Middle School. To better grasp the number 6,000,000&#8212;the number of Jews exterminated by the Nazis&#8212;a middle-school class studying the Holocaust began collecting paper clips, which were worn by Norwegians to protest against Nazi occupation in World War II. A German rail car contains 11 million paper clips, while another 11 million are in a monument honoring the children of Terezin.</br>Letters and artifacts are available for viewing via student-led tours and at the Holocaust Resource Library during school hours.</br>Guided tours are available. </br>
Free. Reservations for student-led tours can be made online in advance.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-1, Aug.-May. Student-led tours offered Fri. at 10:15 by advance reservation. During after-school hours, self-guiding tours of the rail car are available; pick up the key at Castle's Grocery, 13563 SR 28. Allow 45 minutes minimum.