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Whoever Saves a Life

Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 1/26/2021 to Holocaust
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. National Jewish Book Award finalist, The Whispering Town is the perfect read for our time. The history books tend to focus on the “big stuff,” the events that turn our lives upside

Teacher Resources for Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted by on 4/28/2019 to Holocaust
Many schools and community organizations create programs to observe the gravity of the Holocaust and to educate and create awareness among future generations.
Creating compelling programming for schools can pose a challenge, especially for children in younger grades who have not yet learned about the magnitude of the Holocaust. Children's picture books can be important tools for teaching about the Holocaust. Our books give children a first glimpse at history through unique lenses--modern cave exploration, collecting paper clips, a journey into space, and even from through perspective of a neighborhood cat.

The Paper Clips Project in Whitwell, Tennessee Celebrates Promoting Tolerance for 20 Years

Posted by Kar-Ben editors on 10/29/2018 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author

As we mourn the deaths of those in the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy, it’s comforting to know that there are many good people in the world who stand with us. November 9 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Paper Clips Project in Whitwell, Tennessee, in which the teachers and students of this small rural community undertook to understand the magnitude of the death of the six million Jews who died in the Shoah. Our book, “Six Million Paper Clips,” which documents this project, continues to sell well throughout the world. Here are the remarks by our good friends and authors Peter Schroeder and Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand, which will be read at the 20th anniversary event.        

When a school in a tiny Tennessee town decided to remember the victims of the Shoah

Posted by on 4/12/2018 to Holocaust
Today is Yom Hashoah, a day commemorating those who perished in the Holocaust and honoring those who survivedToday’s news sites carried a story about a recent survey commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against GermanyAccording to the study, 41 percent of Americans —-and 66 percent of millennials—- did not know what Auschwitz was.
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