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Address: 1 Butterfly Lane, Whitwell, TN
Phone Number: 423-658-5635
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Very informative. Only takes less than 30 minutes. Sad and very touching. Take your children so they can begin to understand the horrors of what evil can do if given a chace.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Donna S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very informative. Only takes less than 30 minutes. Sad and very touching. Take your children so they can begin to understand the horrors of what evil can do if given a chace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very moving tribute to the innocent victims of the Holocaust. Worth the effort to go see it . Highly recommend going!

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Thank Rene G
Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by this incredible hidden historical memorial on route to Nashville. I highly recommend it. Be sure to bring a paper clip to show your support.

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Thank gilamonster44
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near the entrance to the School A Holocaust memorial , very impressive, simple but very touching, the initiative of schools and pupils, the idea is that they collect 6 million paper clips pins, a symbol for the 6 million- Jewish victims in World War 2, Everything is presented in a train car that was brought from Germany, explanatory signs around... More 

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Thank Ram.dr. D
Draper, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We watched the movie Paper Clips and had to go to this off-the-beaten-path place. It was very interesting to see this memorial which teachers, students, and others made possible as a remembrance of their project to collect 6 million paper clips (they collected over 40 million) to remember the holocaust.

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Thank emptynester40
Benton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Arriving an hour early for the Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater, we searched for something else to do in this small town. We discovered the Children's Holocaust Museum. It is housed in an authentic box car that transported Jews and others opposing Nazi Germany. An audible narration describes how the museum came about. Not to be a spoiler, gem clips... More 

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Thank Linda R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The paperclips these children collected and the cattle car that they're in hits you in the gut. It's very moving.

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This collection of over 30 million paperclips was started in 1998 as a way to help Whitwell Middle School students grasp the concept of the numbers of people exterminated. The rail car houses 11 million clips, one for each victim. The purpose of this Memorial is to demonstrate perseverance, empathy, tolerance and respect. When you are in eastern Tennessee, take... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The children of Whitwell Middle/Elementary School have something to be very proud of. A wonderful, informative library and genuine rail car that was used to transport the Jews to concentration camps. When you see the massive piles of millions of paper clips, it's unfathomable that each one represents a human life lost in the tragedy. The library holds some artifacts,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

There is nothing here that can hurt your physical being, but if you have a soul, you will not leave whole. This should absolutely bring you to tears or at least to a quiet place beyond them. The belief in humanity has no greater heros than the kids that gave tribute to the survivors by building this memorial.

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