Essay Contest Questions 2021

Instructions:  Please respond to one of the following three questions:  

  1. At annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies a resounding message is “Never Again.”  What does “Never Again” mean to you?  What responsibilities do you have as an “upstander” to ensure this phrase becomes a reality? 
  2. A recent study by the Claims Conference stated that 58% of Americans believe something like the Holocaust will happen again.  Why is it important to know about the Holocaust? Where did you learn about the Holocaust? What lessons have you drawn from what you have learned about the Holocaust?
  3. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a [person] is not where he/she stands in moments of comfort but where he/she stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  Based on what you know about the Holocaust how would you respond to current issues of injustice and inequality occurring today?

*Source:   Claims Conference Website:

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany commissioned Schoen Consulting to conduct a comprehensive national study of Holocaust knowledge and awareness in the United States. Schoen Consulting conducted 1,350 interviews with American adults aged 18 and over between February 23 – 27, 2018. The margin of error is +/- 3%.

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