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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

2021 kristallnacht art contest

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

Submission Deadline: November 2, 2021

 The 2021 Kristallnacht Art Contest will focus on Jewish victims whose lives were destroyed with little intervention from those who could have helped. 

Our title will be: “Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ~Elie Wiesel

 

Artwork MUST reflect student artist’s(s’) response(s) to their study of Kristallnacht.

Winners announced at the Kristallnacht Remembrance Event held via ZOOM on November 7 at 2:00 pm

Artwork will be displayed at the Jewish Federation of Tulsa’s Sylvan Auditorium (2021 East 71st St., Tulsa) 

2021 kristallnacht Remembrance Event

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2022 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 19, 2022

The 2021 Yom HaShoah Art Contest will focus on Jewish victims whose lives were destroyed with little intervention from those who could have helped.

Our theme will be: “…And the World Was Silent.”

 

Artwork may reflect student artist’s(s’) response(s) to the theme or their artistic response to any aspect of the Holocaust.

 

2022 Holocaust Interfaith Commemoration will be held at either B’nai Emunah
or via ZOOM on Thurs. April 28 at 7:00 pm

 

Artwork will be displayed at the Jewish Federation of Tulsa’s Sylvan Auditorium (2021 East 71st St., Tulsa) 

2022 White Rose Memorial Essay Contest

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

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2022

2021-2022 ESSAY PROMPT:

Consider the following: Elie Wiesel once said, “Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” This year’s essay contest examines a period of time we know as the Holocaust when the world was silent in the face of great evil and injustice. Your job as a writer is to:

1. Research two instances of this silence and/or indifference in the face of evil and injustice during the Holocaust and describe how and why this was able to happen. Also, what were the consequences to those victims of this failure, on the part of those who could have helped, to speak out?

2. Next, describe one contemporary issue (within the past 5-10 years) of this same silence and/or indifference present during the Holocaust and explain how and why this is taking place. Also, what are the consequences to those involved.

3. Finally, as a personal response, share a story of a time when you or a personal friend/relative were the victim of not being heard, seen, and aided during a great time of need. What consequences were suffered by the victim? What was the outcome?