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“Heart Opening Sight”

Children's Holocaust Memorial
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Whitwell
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Our family had watched the documentary Paper Clips and we wanted to see the train car for ourselves. It was amazing seeing it in person, being able to touch and smell the train car. Being inside of the memorial was hard. We imagined what it would have been like for the people who were crammed in the rail car. It was amazing to see the photos and mementos sent by family members. The amount of paper clips is unbelievable. The memorial is well kept and fenced in. It is locked if you are there after school hours, like we were. We picked up the key from a nearby grocery store. We had a little trouble finding the memorial, but if you follow the directions that are on the school website you should be able to find it easily. If you are in the area it is worth the stop.

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Reviewed January 16, 2012

The railroad car is very interesting, and as I said, very moving. But the library inside the school (only open on Fridays, I think?) was incredible. Shelf after shelf filled with three ring binders of letters from all over the world, many from those whose parents were involved in the Holocaust, some from people who themselves were actually involved. A very eye-opening experience, quite educational, extremely touching. Created by students in a small town in rural TN, it has had a world-wide impact. Congratulations to the students and teachers who created it and continue to maintain it!

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