Formally Akron-Summit Holocaust Art & Writing Contest the Collaborative Student project will give the opportunity for more student voices to be heard. This project is for students in Summit County, Ohio in grade 6-12.
“What Does the Holocaust Teach Us About Opposing Hatred and Cruelty?”
October 26, 2020, 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
All winning artwork has been returned to students without a show due to COVID-19 closures. We want to thank JoAnn Stores for donating the matting of the pieces and supporting this program.
Today would have been the Akron-Summit Holocaust Commemoration and Awards Ceremony in honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). We want to thank all of the students, teachers and schools for learning the lessons of the Holocaust and other Genocides to create meaningful pieces of art and writing. If you have time today, look at the winning pieces from this year’s contest and please take a moment of silence for all of those who did not survive the Holocaust.
All 2020 winning visual art and writing pieces have been posted on our website under winners 2020.
Unfortunately, due to closings and government restrictions on group events we will need to cancel the Akron-Summit Holocaust Commemoration and Awards Ceremony scheduled for April 21, 2020. Winners and teachers will be notified by mail, email and all winners names will be posted on facebook and on our website at AkronSummitHolocaustEducation.org. We are still hoping to display the winners at the Akron-Main Library for a period of time and will notify everyone if and when we are able to do so. Hopefully we will have some events in the fall, so keep checking on our facebook page and website.
Thank you for your patience.
Theme Clarification: “Then and Now: Stories of Refugees and Upstanders”. The “Then” portion should relate to the Holocaust. The “Now” portion can either relate to the effects the Holocaust currently on Holocaust Refugees and Upstanders and/or their families or “Now” can relate to a current situation that has Refugees and Upstanders.
When submitting writing entry from school through Google docs the best way to do so:
Open writing piece in Google Docs. Go to File>Email as Attachment>Attach as>at top click to change to Microsoft word then email to your teacher who then can forward to AkronSummitHolocaustEducation@gmail.com
Lessons of the Holocaust: Then and Now
Stories of Refugees and Upstanders
January 31, 2020