To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, Latham Library will be showing the documentary movie “Paper Clips.”
“Paper Clips” is a 2004 American documentary film about the Paper Clips Project, in which a middle school class tries to collect 6 million paper clips to represent the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis. Best for middle school age and up.
After the movie, you will have a chance to participate in the Leaf Project, currently underway and being run by the
Vermont Holocaust Memorial. “The Leaf Project is a call to action to learn lessons drawn from the Holocaust to help us
recognize prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping. By collecting one individualized leaf at a time, this Project enables
us inspire tolerance and appreciation of diversity, courage and heroism through interactive learning. The goal is to create
and collect 1.5 million leaves, one for each child who perished in the Holocaust. In this way, we connect to history and
honor lives lost.”
Leaves will be available to decorate after the film. The Vermont Holocaust Memorial will collect, count, mount and
eventually display the leaves in a collective exhibition.
Paper Clips trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofIHRaim06A
The Leaf Project: https://www.holocaustmemorial-vt.org/the-leaf-project-2