Monday, April 24, 2017

"One Clip at a Time"

Today, Monday April 24, is Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It was a horrible thing that happened and few of us today can relate to.  I remember running across a paper clip campaign which dealt with trying to teach students the magnitude of the numbers.  You might want to go to the website and learn more.

If you don't want to do that much, here is a brief explanation why a small town in Tennessee turned paper clips into a worldwide statement.

"The students’ research found that Norwegians wore paper clips as a silent protest and symbol of resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II. It was this simple idea that eventually, and quite unintentionally, turned into a worldwide phenomenon, drawing international media attention and letters of support from literally every continent."
I think that it was a wonderful project and to honor it, and my Norwegian ancestry, and Holocaust Remembrance Day, I will be wearing a paperclip.  I wonder how many people will ask me about it.

How about you?  What will you be doing?


2 comments:

Kathy G said...

Fascinating! I had no idea. Thanks for the education this morning.

Bonni said...

You're welcome. I'm glad to spread the word.