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Re: An amazing lesson in tolerance in a small Tennessee town

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the holocaust was just as horrible for christians and gypsies and polish and especially for disabled and french. the t-4 programme was practicing of eugenics, sterilisations and infanticide on disabled. more on the t-4 is at my website at
www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/5950/Disabled.html

also my beloved france was occupied by the Vichy government from 1940-1944 and many otrocities were performed on innocent french people in france and it was not until D-Day, the liberation of Normandy when my french people were freed. i think we need to mention this when studying and discussing the Holocaust.



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> > > artistic ones fashioned from wood.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Then there are the designs made of paper</div>
> <div>clips,</div>
> <div>> neatly pasted onto</div>
> <div>>
> letter</div>
> <div>>
> > > paper. If removing the paper clips would</div>
> <div>destroy</div>
> <div>> the design, the</div>
> <div>>
> > > students count the clips, then replace them in</div>
> <div>> the barrel with an equal</div>
> <div>>
> > > number purchased by the group. The art is left</div>
> <div>> intact.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Occasionally a check for a few dollars</div>
> <div>arrives.</div>
> <div>> The money goes toward</div>
> <div>>
> > > buying supplies. Both Roberts and Smith won</div>
> <div>> teacher awards last year,</div>
> <div>>
> and</div>
> <div>>
> > > their $3,000 in prize money also went toward</div>
> <div>> supplies, and helping</div>
> <div>>
> > > students pay for what has become an annual</div>
> <div>trip</div>
> <div>> to Washington and the</div>
> <div>>
> > > Holocaust Museum.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > The students file all letters, all scraps of</div>
> <div>> paper, even the stamps, in</div>
> <div>>
> > > large white ring binders. By now, 5,000 to</div>
> <div>8,000</div>
> <div>> letters fill 14 neat</div>
> <div>>
> > > binders.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > The letters are from 19 countries and 45</div>
> <div>states,</div>
> <div>> and include dozens of</div>
> <div>>
> > > rainbow pictures, and flowers, peace doves and</div>
> <div>> swastikas crossed out</div>
> <div>>
> > > with big red bars-in the shape of paper clips.</div>
> <div>> There are poems,</div>
> <div>>
> > > personal stories.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > "Today," one letter reads, "I am sending
> 71</div>
> <div>> paper clips to commemorate</div>
> <div>>
> > > the 71 Jews who were deported from</div>
> <div>Bueckeburg."</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > One man sent five paper clips to commemorate</div>
> <div>his</div>
> <div>> mother and four</div>
> <div>>
> > > siblings murdered by the Nazis in Lithuania in</div>
> <div>> November 1941.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > "For my handicapped brother," says another</div>
> <div>> letter. "I'm so glad he</div>
> <div>>
> > > didn't live then; the Nazis would have killed</div>
> <div>> him."</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > "For my grandmother," says another. "I'm
> so</div>
> <div>> grateful she survived the</div>
> <div>>
> > > camp."</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > "For my son, that he may live in peace,"
> wrote</div>
> <div>a</div>
> <div>> woman from Germany.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Last year, a letter containing eight paper</div>
> <div>clips</div>
> <div>> came from President</div>
> <div>>
> > > Clinton. Another arrived from Vice President</div>
> <div>> Gore, a native of</div>
> <div>>
> Tennessee,</div>
> <div>>
> > > thanking the students for their "tireless</div>
> <div>> efforts to preserve and</div>
> <div>>
> promote</div>
> <div>>
> > > human rights," but including no clips.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Every month, Smith writes dozens of</div>
> <div>celebrities,</div>
> <div>> politicians and sports</div>
> <div>>
> > > teams, requesting paper clips. He gets many</div>
> <div>> refusals, form letters</div>
> <div>>
> > > indicating that the addressee never saw the</div>
> <div>> request. But clips came in</div>
> <div>>
> > > from Tom Bosley (of TV's "Happy Days" fame),</div>
> <div>> Henry Winkler (the Fonz),</div>
> <div>>
> Tom</div>
> <div>>
> > > Hanks, Elie Wiesel, Madeleine Albright. Among</div>
> <div>> the football teams that</div>
> <div>>
> > > contributed are the Tennessee Titans, the</div>
> <div>Tampa</div>
> <div>> Bay Buccaneers, the</div>
> <div>>
> > > Indianapolis Colts and the Dallas Cowboys.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > So many clips in memory of specific Holocaust</div>
> <div>> victims have come in that</div>
> <div>>
> > > one thing has become clear: Melting them into</div>
> <div>a</div>
> <div>> statue would be</div>
> <div>>
> > > inconceivable.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Each paper clip should represent one victim,</div>
> <div>the</div>
> <div>> students believe, and</div>
> <div>>
> > > so a new idea has been hatched.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > They want to get an authentic German railroad</div>
> <div>> car from the 1940s, one</div>
> <div>>
> > > that may have actually transported victims to</div>
> <div>> camps. The car would be</div>
> <div>>
> > > turned into a museum that would house all the</div>
> <div>> paper clips, as well as</div>
> <div>>
> > > display all the letters.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Dagmar and Peter Schroeder plan to travel to</div>
> <div>> Germanynext week to find a</div>
> <div>>
> > > suitable railroad car and have it transported</div>
> <div>to</div>
> <div>> Whitwell.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > They are determined to find such a car and the</div>
> <div>> necessary funding. Like</div>
> <div>>
> > > counting the clips, the task is daunting.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Whitwell's Legacy Whatever happens, for</div>
> <div>> generations of Whitwell eighth-</div>
> <div>>
> > > graders, a paper clip will never again be just</div>
> <div>a</div>
> <div>> paper clip, but instead</div>
> <div>>
> > > carry a message of patience, perseverance,</div>
> <div>> empathy and tolerance.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Roberts, asked what she thought she had</div>
> <div>> accomplished with the project so</div>
> <div>>
> > > far, said: "Nobody put it better than Laurie</div>
> <div>> Lynn [a student in last</div>
> <div>>
> > > year's class]. She said, 'Now, when I see</div>
> <div>> someone, I think before I</div>
> <div>>
> speak,</div>
> <div>>
> > > I think before I act, and I think before I</div>
> <div>> judge.' "</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > And Roberts adds: "That's all I could ever</div>
> <div>hope</div>
> <div>> to achieve as a</div>
> <div>>
> teacher."</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > She gives this week's assignment: "Tomorrow, I</div>
> <div>> want you all to go and</div>
> <div>>
> sit</div>
> <div>>
> > > next to a person at lunch whom you never talk</div>
> <div>> with, a person that nobody</div>
> <div>>
> > > wants to sit with at lunch. I want you to stop</div>
> <div>> one of those people in</div>
> <div>>
> the</div>
> <div>>
> > > hall and say: 'Hi! What'd you do last night?'</div>
> <div>> Now, don't make it obvious</div>
> <div>>
> > > -- they may know that it's just an assignment.</div>
> <div>> That would hurt."</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Drew pipes up: "Well, I've already tried that,</div>
> <div>> but that kid-that, you</div>
> <div>>
> > > know, he just sits there and stares, what can</div>
> <div>I</div>
> <div>> do?"</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > "Keep at it-don't give up," says Roberts.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Class dismissed.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Latest count: 2,108,622 paper clips. 3,891,378</div>
> <div>> to go.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > > Paper clips are gratefully accepted by:</div>
> <div>Whitwell</div>
> <div>> Middle School,</div>
> <div>>
> Holocaust</div>
> <div>>
> > > Project, 1130 Main St., Whitwell, TN 37397 ©</div>
> <div>> 2001 The Washington Post</div>
> <div>>
> > > Company.</div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
> <div>>
> > ></div>
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> > ></div>
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un proverbe francais tres important ""IMPOSSIBLE
N'EST PAS FRANCAIS".
un proverbe francais: "L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE"
AIDE-TOI ET LE CIEL T'AIDERA
la France ne peut être la France sans la grandeur.
Francois Rabelais: Science sans conscience n'est
que de ruine l'ame.
Rene Descartes: je pense donc je suis
Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps
le proverb francais
le progres est puissance: Reagan-Lorraine Lavorata



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