Contribute to our 2022 annual campaign

Holocaust Education Contests

We believe that everyone should know about the Holocaust. Holocaust education programs provide education and resources to help educators and students study the history of the Holocaust.

The Council for Holocaust Education exists to assist and coordinate the Holocaust educational efforts of teachers and students in the greater Tulsa area and beyond.

The Council focuses on Holocaust commemoration and education of the Tulsa community through several venues.  Among these are:

  • Hosting the annual Interfaith Yom Hashoah Commemoration event

  • Hosting the Kristallnacht Remembrance event

  • Kristallnacht and Yom HaShoah Art Contests

  • White Rose Essay Contest

Please find information about the contests and their respective events below

Note: Contest and corresponding event dates and times are subject to change. Please check back here for any updates.

Updated 9_21_22: Kristallnacht Remembreance Event Changed from November 10, 2022 to November 9, 2022.

2022 kristallnacht art contest

All Oklahoma area Middle and High School students (grades 6-12) are eligible to enter the contest

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022

The 2022 Kristallnacht Art Contest will focus on moral courage as exemplified by the Ritchie Boys or other persons who exhibited this honorable trait, especially during Kristallnacht. Artwork MUST reflect student artist’s(s’) response(s) to their study of Kristallnacht.

Winners announced at the Kristallnacht Remembrance Event Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm. This event will take place at the Tulsa Community College Performing Arts Center located at 10300 E 81st St. Tulsa, OK 74133.

Winning artworks plus honorable mentions will be displayed at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.

 

 

2023 yom Hashoah (holocaust) art contest

All Oklahoma area Middle and High School students (grades 6-12) are eligible to enter the contest

Submission Deadline: April 3, 2023

The 2023 Yom HaShoah Art Contest will focus on moral courage as exemplified by the Ritchie Boys, or other persons during the Holocaust who displayed this admirable trait. Artwork may reflect student artist’s(s’) response(s) to moral courage or their artistic response to any aspect of the Holocaust.

2023 Holocaust Interfaith Commemoration will be held at Temple Israel on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 pm

Winning artworks plus honorable mentions will be displayed at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. 

2023 White Rose Memorial Essay Contest

The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education’s Fifteenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest For Middle and High School Students

Submission Deadline: February 27, 2023

2022-2023 ESSAY PROMPT:

Consider the following:  Moral Courage involves standing up for your beliefs and values even at the risk of your reputation, emotional anxiety, social isolation, employment or even your life.  Holocaust survivor Fred Gross said of the morally courageous: “They had the moral courage to stand up…they were not bystanders; they were human beings.” 

 Your job as a writer is to:

  1. Research two (2) individuals who exhibited moral courage during the Holocaust and explain how their lives and actions fit the definition of moral courage. Example:  How did standing up for their values and beliefs impact their reputation, and their emotional well-being?  Did it cause social isolation, affect their employment or the length of their lives. 
  2. Next, examine one contemporary individual (within the past 5-10 years) whose life and actions fit the definition of moral courage. Describe how standing up for their values and beliefs altered this person’s life.
  3. As a personal response, share a story about when you acted in a morally courageous manner. Did your actions affect your reputation or your emotional well-being?  Did it cause social isolation or loss of employment?  Discuss the consequences or rewards of your choice.

The top 10 students selected for outstanding essays in middle and high school will be inducted into the Friends of the White Rose – Tulsa Region at a special recognition ceremony in May 2023. Winning essays will be posted on our website: www.jewishtulsa.org.