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The Anguish of Liberation as Reflected in Art

Monday, December 4th, 2017

The Anguish of Liberation as Reflected in Art

January 1-December 31, 2017

This exhibition features 11 artworks that were created immediately after the liberation and up until 1947. The exhibition attempts to investigate how survivors reacted to the liberation through art.

When liberation finally arrived, the survivors found themselves torn between their desire to return to life and their need to face the devastation and mourn. The main theme of the exhibition is comprised of the artworks and the personal story behind each of them. The exhibit comes from Yad Vashem, Israel.

Auschwitz: A Place on Earth Exhibit produced by Yad Vashem

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Auschwitz A Place on Earth, The Album

September 14 – January 2018

About six million Jewish men, women and children were systematically murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Over one million were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest extermination camp during WWII. This exhibition depicts the only known visual documentation of the arrival of a transport of Jews to Auschwitz-Burkenau. The photos in the album show the entire process except for the killing itself. The discovery of the album by Lilly Jacob, who found the album and later donated it for safekeeping to Yad Vashem. The exhibit comes from Yad Vashem.

12th Annual Purim Mask Invitational: Call for Entries

Monday, December 4th, 2017

 

Deadly Medicine: Creating The Master Race Exhibit

Monday, December 4th, 2017

 

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

January 4 – March 4, 2018

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.

White Rose Memorial Essay Contest 2018

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

White Rose Memorial Essays

The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education’s Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest

For Middle, Jr. High, and High School Students

Submission deadline: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The White Rose organization, including brother and sister Hans and Sophie Scholl, felt compelled to protest the frightening environment in which they lived and studied.  Their protests took the form of essays published in leaflets that were distributed anonymously in Munich, and then later mailed to persons selected from the phone book.  These essays challenged citizens to resist the Nazi policies and encouraged non-violent political dissent.  The White Rose members knew that to be silent in the face of evil was to surrender to it, encourage it, and enable it to grow stronger.  Thus, their movement united others to resist Nazi tyranny by striving to eradicate the “face of evil” before it destroyed more innocent lives.  According to an exhibit on display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., “Of all the groups in Germany that opposed Hitler’s dictatorship, only one, code-named ‘White Rose’, openly protested the Nazi genocide against the Jews.”

2017-18 ESSAY PROMPT:

It has been said, “To forget a Holocaust is to kill twice.” Organizations like Yahad in Unum, Yad Vashem, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other Holocaust organizations emphasize the importance of remembering individual victims in their work. They focus on retrieving individual identities of those who were murdered during the Holocaust, in an effort to ensure they are remembered as unique human beings rather than anonymous victims. In the same spirit of remembrance, research and write about the life (pre-war, during, and post-war) of one victim of the Nazi regime in order to preserve his or her memory. Next, explain why it is important that you, as a student 73 years after the Holocaust, continue to remember these stories and give identity and voice to the victims.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ESSAY REQUIREMENTS: 

Length: 500-1000 words

Eligibility:  Students in grades 6-8 at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year may participate.  Students may win an award only once in each school category.

HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY REQUIREMENTS: 

Length: 750-1500 words

Eligibility:  Students in grades 9-12 at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year may participate.  Students may win an award only once in each school category.

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST:

  • Does the essay completely address this year’s essay contest topic?
  • Have you given your essay a descriptive title?
  • Is your essay the required length?
  • Is your essay typed, double-spaced, with left and right margins set at 1 inch, on one side of white 8.5 by 11 inch paper with Times New Roman font?
  • Have you made sure that your name, school, or city DOES NOT appear anywhere on the essay manuscript (only on the attached entry form)?
  • Did you include parenthetical citations of sources used?
  • Does your essay have a standardized Works Cited page?
  • Did you completely fill out the entry form provided by your teacher?

WHITE ROSE AWARDS: Ten students from grades 6-8 and also from grades 9-12 will be honored with a symbolic white rose.  From these top essays, first, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

Grades 6-8                                                                                 Grades 9-12

First prize             $250                                                               First prize             $250

Second prize       $150                                                                 Second prize       $150

Third prize           $50                                                                Third prize          $50

All students selected for outstanding essays will be inducted in to the Friends of the White Rose – Tulsa Region at a special recognition ceremony.  Winning essays will be posted on our website: jewishtulsa.org.

JUDGING CRITERIA:  Each essay will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Depth of research
  • Quality of writing
  • Fulfillment of the prompt requirements
  • Accuracy of factual information
  • Responsible citation of sources consulted
  • Fulfillment of contest requirements concerning topic, eligibility, guidelines, and endorsement

Note:  Any essay that does not address the ENTIRE prompt will be disqualified.

SUBMISSIONS:  Sponsoring teachers may hand deliver, submit by US mail, or electronically submit their students’ essays.  A completed entry form for each student’s submission must also be included.  These must arrive no later than March 13, 2018.  Essays should be delivered or mailed to

The White Rose Essay Contest

The Jewish Federation of Tulsa

2021 East 71st Street

Tulsa, OK  74136

Download an entry form.

Soccer Under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance During the Holocaust

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Soccer Under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance during the Holocaust

Now – September 3, 2017

Author Talk, Thursday July 27th at 5PM

In Soccer under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance during the Holocaust, Kevin E. Simpson reveals the surprisingly powerful role soccer played during World War II. From the earliest days of the Nazi dictatorship, as concentration camps were built to hold so-called enemies, captives competed behind the walls and fences of the Nazi terror state.

American Guild of Judaic Art Group Exhibition

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

July 6 – September 17

Reception July 6, 5-7pm

“The American Guild of Judaic Art is an international organization for those with interests in the Judaic arts and dedicated to the promotion of Jewish art and culture in society. Their mission is to celebrate the rich diversity and sacred beauty of Judaic Art around world, and establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of Hiddur Mitzvah by creating, collecting and exhibiting Jewish Art. See 80 original pieces from AGJA members around the country in one location for the first time.”

Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The Council for Holocaust Education is excited announce the Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest.

The essay contest is held in honor of the resistance group, the White Rose Society, who penned essays which challenged citizens to resist Nazi policies and encouraged non-violent political dissent.  The White Rose members knew that to be silent in the face of evil was to surrender to it, encourage it, and enable it to grow stronger.  Thus, their movement united others to resist Nazi tyranny by striving to eradicate the “face of evil” before it destroyed more innocent lives. Inspired by their words of strength, our annual essay contest provides a forum for local students to use their words to make a difference in today’s world. Entries are being accepted in the middle school division (grades 6-8) and high school division (9-12) until March 31, 2017. Wining essays receive cash prizes. The prompt and submission guidelines can be found at https://jewishtulsa.org/whiterose/. Please email dhe@jewishtulsa.org<mailto:dhe@jewishtulsa.org> for more information.

All Are Welcome: Jewish Art Through the Eyes of Refugees

Monday, February 13th, 2017

All Are Welcome: Jewish Art Through the Eyes of Refugees. This exhibit exemplifies the Museum’s mission by showcasing the diverse collection of Jewish Artists that defied all odds and were able to share their voices through art. From Moses to Chagall and from Fried to Knigin, the Museum’s collection is full of Refugee imagery and artists.

“Air of Courage” by Michael Kinigin.

“I was introduced to people at the Holocaust Museum in Yadvashem, Israel, who gave me access to their archives, so I photographed them at the museum,” Kinigin said. “These were pictures of the victims in the camps, of revolts, deportation, ghettos, liberation and of Anne Frank,” he said. “Many of these pictures were taken by the German soldiers.” This picture depicts Jews in their homelands standing outside their business before the collection of Jews by the Nazi’s during the Holocaust. They are overshadowed by a large detour sign foreshadowing their departure from their homes to either a concentration camp or as a refugee to another land.

To quote the Museum’s Executive Director Drew Diamond “Our exhibit represents a view of the extensive history of the Jewish people both as refugees themselves and as champions of all refugees.”

This exhibit will be on display Now through Fall of 2017 in the Mildred and Julius Sanditen Gallery.

 

Chasing Dreams, Baseball & Becoming American

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Chasing Dreams celebrates baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. Every triumph and defeat, every hero on and off the field, has become another chapter in the history we all share. And for immigrants and minority groups especially, it has played a crucial role in understanding, and sometimes challenging, what it means to be American.