Holocaust Essay Contest


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2021 Holocaust Essay Contest

B’nai B’rith House

22 Knolls Road

Schenectady, NY  12309



  As Chairperson of the 2021 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest, I welcome you to our website, providing information needed to participate.  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 are awarded (see amounts and Contest Rules).

    To enter, you must write an essay responding to the question:

The Holocaust of WW-II began before it happened, by people having a misplaced loyalty to the enemy within.  We now have seen something like this in our own country.  How does one fight The Enemy Within to prevent another holocaust?

    Essays should be the student’s original, independent work, and submitted by Thursday 15 April 2021, preferably via e-mail to bam@bbhec.org, or otherwise mailed (postmark by 15 April) to the above address.  Contest rules/resources are provided in the next pages.

     I look forward to seeing your essay.

                                          Robert A. Michaels

                                          Schenectady B’nai B’rith, Unit 879

                                          Holocaust Essay Contest Chairperson