On Tuesday, 29 January, the documentary The Paperclip Project will be shown at the Kolwyck Library and Information Commons from 4pm to 8pm. This documentary details Whitwell Middle School’s mission to teach their students the impact of the loss of six million Jewish lives during the Holocaust. To help the students understand the enormity of six million deaths, the school began a quest to collect 6 million paperclips.
This documentary coincides with International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, when we remember the millions of Jewish, Roma, disabled, gay, Serbian, Soviet, Polish, and others who were murdered during the Holocaust (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). In remembrance, we’ve displayed some books about the Holocaust at the front of the library. Some of the books you’ll find on display include:
Living On: Portraits of Tennessee Survivors and Liberators
by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission and Rob Heller
Six Million Paper Clips: The Making of a Children's Holocaust Memorial
by Peter W. Schroeder & Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand
The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
by Michael Berenbaum
The Librarian of Auschwitz
by Antonio Iturbe
The Complete Maus
by Art Spiegelman
These books and many more are available for check-out. For online resources, we recommend The National Archive's collection of primary sources and the online exhibitions curated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
We hope to see you for the documentary viewing next Tuesday.