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Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest

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

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

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.

Statement from The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education

Statement from The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education January 29, 2017. The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education joins our fellow citizens across the nation in condemning any policy on immigration or emergency refuge that discriminates on the basis of religious status. The Executive Order ironically released on Friday, January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, clearly targets the Muslim community, putting innocent children, women, and men at risk. We affirm the oldest commitments of our country to welcome the tired, the poor, and those yearning to be free and reject any compromise of this essential value. Potential immigrants are already screened in ways that honor our need for security and stability, and they should not be forced into a holding pattern which endangers their lives and fundamental well-being. Many Americans are immigrants and the children and grandchildren of refugees, and we call on our government to extend the blessings of our country with openness, generosity, and a commitment to alleviate the suffering of others. This anniversary season, commemorating the 72nd liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp, calls on all of us to rise toward the dignity and worth of all human beings.

Eleventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational

Eleventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational

March 2– April 9, 2017

Reception March 2, 7:30PM
Elementary, middle and high school students are invited to participate in the Eleventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational by creating wearable masks recognizing Purim, a joyful holiday occurring on March 12, 2017. (Jewish Year 5777). Deadline for masks is February 10, 2017. Please click on the link below for more information and how to enter your schools masks.

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