Holocaust remembrance project national essay contest

Reform Jewish congregations have tended to commemorate the memory of the Holocaust either on  International Holocaust Remembrance Day   or on Yom HaShoah. These commemorations of the Holocaust have used a ceremony that is loosely modeled after a  Passover Seder . The focus of the seder has changed with time. The earlier Holocaust seders commemorated the losses of the Holocaust through a reenactment events from the Holocaust [16] and through the lighting of six  yahrzeit   candles to reflect the approximately 6 million Jews murdered. [17] More modern  Haggadot  for Yom HaShoah, such as Gathering from the Whirlwind, [18] [19] have concentrated on renewal, [20] remembrance, and the continuity of Jewish life.

Since 2009, an educational initiative called the Holocaust Stamps Project (Foxborough Regional Charter School, Foxboro, MA) has been teaching lessons of world history and tolerance one postage stamp at a time. As of 9/24/2014, the school community had collected 4,210,491 cancelled postage stamps as part of its goal to amass 11 million stamps to honor the memories of 6 million Jews and 5 million other human beings who were killed for being Resistance fighters or “different” (aka “enemies of the State”). Students are using thousands of the stamps, donated from across the country and around the world, to create a series of 18 stamps collage artworks depicting what they have learned about the causes, events, and effects of the Holocaust. More information is available on the Holocaust Stamps Project website:
http:///students-families/frcs-holocaust-stamp-project/

Holocaust remembrance project national essay contest

holocaust remembrance project national essay contest

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