Holocaust Essay Contest


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2019 Holocaust Essay Contest

B’nai B’rith House

22 Knolls Road

Schenectady, NY  12309



  As Chairperson of the 2019 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, including Albany and Schenectady County and 10 counties contiguous with them (see Contest Area).  Cash prizes will be awarded (see Contest Rules).

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

Holocaust resistance occurred frequently during WW-2.

What dangers did 'underground' resisters face, and what do

you think motivated some to resist, while others did not?

    Essays should be the student’s original, independent work, and submitted by Friday 19 April 2019, preferably via e-mail to bam@bbhec.org, or otherwise mailed (postmark by 19 April) to the above address.

     I look forward to seeing your essay.

                                          Robert A. Michaels


                                          Holocaust Essay Contest Chairperson