"Paper Clips" shines light on Holocaust horror
Collecting 6 million paper clips is quite a feat. And when each one represents one of the people killed in the Holocaust, it's something worth pondering.
The 2004 documentary "Paper Clips," which chronicles a school project-turned-Holocaust memorial in a rural Tennessee middle school, will be screened for free on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at Salt Lake City's IJ & JeannÃ© Wagner Jewish Community Center.
The paper-clip project began when the middle schoolers in Whitwell, Tenn. (population 1,600) struggled to understand the concept of 6 million murders. The paper clip collection was a way to understand the sheer numbers, and that led to the kids not one of whom was Jewish meeting Holocaust survivors from around the world, an experience that changed them and their community.
What: Documentary screening
When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.
Where: IJ & JeannÃ© Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City