Engaging and mentoring students in studying the Holocaust and in grappling with its meaning and lessons for today is a vital part of the mission of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education.
In partnership with The “1939” Club, one of the largest and most active Holocaust survivor
organizations in the United States, and with the support of the Samueli
Foundation and others, the Rodgers Center annually
sponsors an art and writing contest for middle and high school students.
Focusing on themes central both to the Holocaust and to ethical decision making in our world today, the contest gives students from public, private and parochial schools the opportunity to share their creative works in response to survivors’ oral testimonies.
Representatives and educators from each school attend the awards ceremony where they meet Holocaust survivors.