2008 Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest Information

Students responding to this year’s writing contest should study the Holocaust and then, in an essay of no more than 1,200 words: (a) analyze why it is so vital that the remembrance, history and lessons of the Holocaust be passed to a new generation; and (b) suggest what they, as students, can do to combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our world today. See contest rules below for complete details and submission requirements.

In preparation for writing, students should research information from a variety of sources to assist them in the study of the Holocaust. Primary and secondary source material could include: historical and reference material; interviews, eyewitness accounts and oral testimonies; official documents and other primary sources; readings from diaries, letters, autobiographies and works of poetry; video or audiotapes, films, art, CD-ROM and Internet source.