All 6th-12th grade students in Tennessee and the Mid-South are invited to participate in Memphis Jewish Federation’s 11th Annual Holocaust Art & Essay Competition.
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to submit artwork and students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit essays, on this year’s theme of Liberation & Recovery: Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Nazi Death Camps.
Artists and writers may wish to consider: How were the Nazi death camps liberated? What were the different reactions/responses of the U.S. and allied soldiers? How did the camp survivors move from liberation to recovery? What challenges did the survivors face during their recovery? Who was involved in helping the survivors after liberation? What was life like in a Displaced Persons (DP) camp? What was the response of the international community to the liberation and recovery?
Cash prizes for top winners in each category provided by the Kaethe Mela Family Memorial Fund of the Jewish Foundation of Memphis. Kaethe, her husband Paul, and their 17-year-old daughter Doris were murdered in Auschwitz.
All entries are due by the close of business, Thursday, March 5, 2020.
For more information, please contact Carrie Richardson: firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Art & Essay Winners
1st Place: Yaron Weiss, 7th Grade, Bornblum Jewish Community School
2nd Place (Tied): Kathy Lam, 8th Grade, Colonial Middle School and Sofia Frisch and Bethany Roberts, 6th Grade, Bornblum Jewish Community School
3rd Place: London Ibrahim, 8th Grade, Snowden School
Honorable Mentions: Joseph Cassius and Adam Nash, 8th Grade, Bornblum Jewish Community School; Emerson Schaffer and Seth Taub, 8th Grade, Bornblum Jewish Community School; Natalie Mashinsky, 8th Grade, Bornblum Jewish Community School
1st Place: Jacob Bengelsdorf, 12th Grade, Franklin High School
2nd Place: Sloan McHugh, 12th Grade, Christian Brothers High School