Holocaust Education


A Need for More Holocaust Education By Cheryl Rattner Price, Executive Director & Co-Founder It cannot be stressed enough how important the lessons of the Holocaust are to the future of humanity. For the past six to seven generations, the Holocaust has been taught in classrooms around the country and across the globe to ensure that the world never forgets the atrocities that occurred. And yet, as time goes by and we become more...

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Observing International Holocaust Remembrance Day Every Day By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips and co-director of NOT The Last Butterfly   After I made Paper Clips, it seemed like everywhere I went people would ask me, “Are you Jewish?” I borrowed the reply that I’d been told Charlie Chaplin gave to that question: “I do not have that honor.” I’m certainly not likening myself in any other way to the master filmmaker, but I find...

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Teaching Lessons from the Holocaust on Kristallnacht By Jan Landau, Co-Founder, Board Member, & Education Team Chair   On November 9, 1938, the windows of thousands of Jewish places of business were smashed and over 1,000 synagogues were burned to the ground in Germany and Austria. Many Jews were murdered and others were sent to concentration camps where they had to endure hard labor. It is believed that Kristallnacht, which...

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A special story showing Paper Clips and The Butterfly Project coming full circle… By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips   Indulge me for a moment if you will, Dear Reader…   Recently I found myself going through a big box of notes from students at schools where I’ve shared my film Paper Clips and spoken to classes over the years. Here are a few samples: “Dear Mr. Fab… your movie really inspired me not to judge...

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A Special Thank You to Our Education Team By Cheryl Rattner Price, Executive Director & Co-Founder   The Butterfly Project has many champions without whom this work would not be possible. But amongst all of our supporters, we want to take time this month to recognize a special group of women who stand out for all of their hard work, dedication, and tireless commitment to sharing The Butterfly Project’s message with students...

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The Importance of Holocaust Education By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips   One of the reasons that making Paper Clips was such a joy is that I spent so much time in that middle school in rural Tennessee where children were learning! And in this case, they were learning about something that I’m sure all those reading this believe is critically important: the Holocaust. But I didn’t realize back in the early 2000’s just how poorly...

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