2022 Holocaust Writing & Art Contest Winners

2022 Prompt:

As Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel, once said, “What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander.” The Holocaust occurred in part because everyday people chose not to act, becoming bystanders rather than upstanders. Choose a lesson or story that inspired you when studying the Holocaust and discuss how it motivated you to be an upstander.

Essays and Short Story Winners:

Simon Richheimer – Milwaukee Jewish Day School 8th grade – “An Unexpected Reality”

Jenna Emons – Arrowhead Union High School 12th grade – “Hidden Agendas”

Jake Bilsky – Milwaukee Jewish Day School 8th grade – “The Quiet Victory”

Visual Art Winners:

Lillian Lucile Cook – Rio Community School 10th grade – “You Are More”

Eleanora Sullivan – Steffen Middle School 8th grade – “Left Behind”

Leehee Ishak – Milwaukee Jewish Day School 8th grade – “The Unfixable Scars”