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Children's Holocaust Memorial

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1 Butterfly Ln, Whitwell, TN 37397-6257
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

If you really want to appreciate your visit, watch the movie "Paperclips" before you go. This is a train car that was used to transport holocaust victims during WWII. The kids in Whitwell, TN were able to arrange to have the car moved to their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

After watching the Kirk Cameron documentary on this, called “Paperclips”, I put it on my list to visit if I was in the area. This is a very moving memorial. It is put together with a lot of thought and detail. Everything here has a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

You read about the paper clips and the symbolism, but the railroad car that was actually used to transport Jews and other undesirables to the gas chambers was, to me, the chilling part of the visit. You stand were they stood (from the description they...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Kirk L
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We went to Whitwell to see the boxcar after I saw part of the documentary "Paper Clips". I tried to explain what we were going to see but when we arrived (after getting the key from Castles Groceries) it was almost reverent. Seeing the boxcar...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank DanH3176
Reviewed September 13, 2017

The Children's Holocaust Memorial is a very important lesson in not only history...but the heart and humanity. I suggest anyone visit this great memorial!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

I saw the movie several years ago and have wanted to visit since that time. While I have taken advantage of many opportunities to learn about the holocaust, this particular memorable doesn't teach me so much about WW2 as much as it teaches me about...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

It is amazing how a simple learning experience in a classroom turned into something with so much impact. This project in Whitwell has touched the hearts of people around the world, and thus, have people around the world touched the hearts in Whitwell.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Yvette G
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We rent movies on Netflix and my wife found one named, paperclips. I was not sure if I wanted to watch it but I am very glad that I did. If you are looking for an interesting way to teach young people about history tis...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We visited this memorial on our way to Buttonwillow also in Whitwell. It is one of those things that makes you very sad and yet is necessary to see and remember. The children of the school were trying to visualize how many 6 million people...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank HaveQuiltWillTravel
Reviewed January 4, 2017

This wonderful boxcar is just a 20 minute drive from Chattanooga. It is a memorial to the Holocaust and is an original train car that was used by the Germans during that terrible time in history. This car was brought to the states by donations...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Response from DanH3176 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the Childrens Holocaust Musem will advise you where to send paperclips if you were inclined to do so. I wish i could help you more.
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Response from HaveQuiltWillTravel | Reviewed this property |
From Googling it, it appears to be open 9 am to 7 pm daily seven days a week. There is a phone number listed so I think I would call to make sure they were going to be open.