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Holocaust museum contest draws hundreds of entries

Justine Pion, a French exchange student, views some of the winning artwork at the HMLC Art and Writing contest.

BY KEREN DOUEK, ASSISTANT EDITOR

This year’s Holocaust Museum and Learning Center Art and Writing Contest received 210 submissions in writing and 90 submissions in art, with entries from across the bistate area, as well as from Indiana, Wisconsin, New York and California.

“The HMLC’s art and writing contest, now in its fourth year, has become one of the museum’s most successful and important programs,” said Rachel Katzman, the chair of the contest, “because it gives our student visitors an opportunity to respond creatively to their visit and their study of the Holocaust. It also allows teachers to develop follow-up projects in the classroom and cause the history and lessons of the Holocaust to resonate beyond the museum visit.”