[Each One A Life]

White Rose Society Essay 2017

January 24, 2017


Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Peoria

2017 Forms Now Available!

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A poet once remarked that the death of a child is the loss of infinite possibilities. What, then, can be said about the more than one-and-a-half million Jewish children who were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust years (1933-1945)? Of course, many more boys and girls suffered unimaginable hardships and bore witness to the brutality of the Nazis. Some survived. Many did not. Regardless of how experiences varied from country to country, children’s lives were changed forever. The purpose of this essay contest is to record the stories that must be told to yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s children

Part A: Research the history of a specific child or youth who was caught in or witnessed the events of the Holocaust in Europe. This person could have lived in a ghetto, been hidden, carried out clandestine activities, been a part of a kindertransport, known the horrors of concentration camps and/or experienced the Holocaust in a myriad of other ways. He or she could have been a Jew or a non-Jew, or have been a part of a family or a group of children suffering the same fate. Describe the conditions under which this individual lived and the circumstances that impacted his/her life during the Holocaust years. If he or she survived, briefly explain what happened after 1945.

Part B: Tell how learning about the Holocaust through the personal story of this one individual makes the Holocaust more meaningful to you.

Papers must be delivered in person or mailed to: The Jewish Federation of Peoria

2000 Pioneer Pkwy. Suite 10B, Peoria, IL 61615.

Phone: 309-689-0063

Essays are due no later than Feb. 23, 2017
Open to Students 7/8 grade
Peoria and Tazewell Counties; Public, Parochial and home schooled.

Prizes sponsored by Robert W. Baird & Co.

$200 First Place

$125 Second Place

$100 Third Place

2016 Winners:2016 YOM HASHOAH 28

PIctured from left to right:

Madison Bybee-3rd place

Madelyn Flo-2nd place

Guest Speaker Agnes Schwartz

Grace Couri: 1st Place

Winning Essays:

Grace Couri:The Greater Good%22 1st Place

Madelyn Flo: %22Fourteen Month%22 2nd place

Madison Bybee: %22The Mozes Twins%22 3rd place