The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series screens Paper Clips, a film about a class project in rural Tennessee through which students explore the Holocaust.
Paper Clips takes place in the rural blue-collar Tennessee community of Whitwell, where a middle-school class
attempts to understand and take on a project that reflects World War II’s Holocaust by collecting paper clips, each of which represents a human life lost in the Nazis’ slaughter of Jews. Paper clips were chosen in part because Norwegians wore them on their lapels as a symbol of resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II. This documentary film about the project was released in 2004.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.