The powerful stories of Holocaust survivors provide wisdom and inspiration. The annual Holocaust Reflection Contest enables middle and high school students across the state of Florida to study the testimonies of Holocaust survivors in a creative way.
Find a survivor story that inspires you, and present your reflection in the form of:
1st Place | “That Suitcase” By Ava Rosenblum NSU’s University School
2nd Place | “The Everlasting Violinist” By Abigail Scimeca Spanish River Community High School
1st Place | “Only Survivor” By Sophie Araque-Liu Martin County High School
2nd Place | “We Became the Target” By Yair Sabag David Posnack Jewish Day School
Digital Story Telling
1st Place | “Helen Borenstein's Saviors” By Elizabeth Patrick Osceola County School for the Arts
2nd Place | “A Heroic Act in the Shadows” By Rida Yousuf Charles W Flanagan High School
1st Place | “The Tale Long Forgotten” By Ariel Camhi David Posnack Jewish Day School
2nd Place | “When Will You Know?” By Mary Zephir Little Flower Catholic
1st Place | “Peak of Hope” By Ava Biltswitch Watson B. Duncan
2nd Place | “The Reflection” By Carolina Flores Florida Christian School
1st Place | “Dr. Edith Eva Eger: Loss, Healing, and Choice” By Mia Gordon The Greene School
2nd Place | “Examining the Heroes Without Capes” By Drew Bank Falcon Cove Middle School
If your project wins, your teacher wins too! Each winning student receives:
Every student who enters the contest receives a digital Certificate of Participation.
* Due to COVID-19 precautions, we may change the in-person activities to a virtual award ceremony.
"While doing this project, I learned that you have to forgive people while not forgetting what happened to you in order to live in a peaceful world. It is important to think that there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. By thinking like this, it can encourage a person to get through the difficult times in their life."—2019 winner from Pembroke Pines Charter West Middle School
"I realize no matter how good or bad I have it, I need to wake up each day thankful for my life because someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs." —2018 winner from The North Broward Preparatory Schools
"I learned to always be kind to others no matter what. And above all, you must not be afraid to use your voice to stand up against violence and prejudice."—2018 winner from Barbara Goleman Senior High School
"An ordinary person can become extraordinary if they do the right thing. It has inspired me to be active in social justice to help illegal immigrants in my community."—2018 winner from Nautilus Middle School
Please read the Contest Details and Frequently Asked Questions pages to see if we address your questions. Send questions to email@example.com.