During the Holocaust why did the Norwegians have to wear paper clips?
My understanding is that they wore them as a silent protest of Hitler's regime. They weren't forced to wear them; it was an act of resistance.
A group of students from Tennessee collected millions of paperclips in honor of those lost during the Holocaust. The Paper Clip Project became public and celebrities and politicians began sending paper clips to the school. These paper clips were then used to build a memorial for the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.