Holocaust Essay Contest


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2020 Holocaust Essay Contest

B’nai B’rith House

22 Knolls Road

Schenectady, NY  12309



  As Chairperson of the 2020 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest, I welcome you to our website.  Participation in our entirely non-commercial Contest is free, and open to High School and Middle School students in the 12-County Capital area of New York State (see Contest Area).  Cash prizes will be awarded (see Contest Rules).

    To enter, you must write an essay on the following topic:

Only 11 states currently require Holocaust education.

Should all states require it to improve students’ appreciation of

our ethnic and cultural diversity?  What lessons of the Holocaust do

you think might increase understanding and reduce intolerance?

    Essays should be the student’s original, independent work.

They should be e-mailed or postmarked by Tuesday 21 April.

See address above.

     I look forward to seeing your essay.

                                          Robert A. Michaels


                                          Holocaust Essay Contest Chairperson