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By learning from the past, we enrich our future. History and experiences can become more than just testimonials and facts. They can serve as sources for mapping your and our nation’s future. The stories of Holocaust survivors are rich with lessons and inspiration.

Florida middle and high school students, with the support of their teachers and parents, are invited to participate in the annual Holocaust Reflection Contest sponsored by the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc. and hosted by Nova Southeastern University. Students begin by selecting a quotation or survivor's story that inspires them, then submit their reflection in the form of an original essay, a poem, a short film, or an art piece.

Contest Information

For more information about the Holocaust Reflection Contest, please sign up for our emails.

Please read the  Contest Details and  Frequently Asked Questions  pages.

Important Dates

Please send all questions to holocaustessay@nova.edu


2020 Winners

High School

Essay/Poem

1st Place | “Through Eva’s Eyes”
By Nicole Ashley
Cypress Bay High School

  Essay Cover

Essay/Poem

2nd Place | “Remembering the Past”
By Karyssa Pancake
Osceola County School Of Arts

  essay cover sheet

Art

1st Place | “One Voice”
By Isabella Gallese
Jensen Beach High School

  Isabella Gallese Project

Art

2nd Place | “Tell the World How We Lived and How We Died…” Branco Lustig
By Sofia De La Torre
Florida Christian School

  Sophia De La Torre Project

Film

1st Place | “Lessons from my Grandmother”
By Jonathan Tamen
Miami Beach Senior High School

  Jonathan Tamen Project

Film

2nd Place | “Echoes of the Holocaust”
By Victor San Martin
Terra Environmental Research Institute

  Victor San Martin Project

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Essay/Poem

1st Place | “Holocaust Remembrance Essay”
By Raegan Lowe
NSU University School

   Raegan Lowe Project

Essay/Poem

2nd Place | “Who Are You”
By Emma Stewart
community Leadership Academy

  Emma Stewart Project

Art

1st Place | “Resilience”
By Camila Moreno
Walter C. Young

  Camila Moreno Project

Art

2nd Place | “Burning”
By Sohana Raisa
Sanford Middle School

  Sohana Raisa Project

Film

1st Place | “Feeling the Holocaust with Regina Lewin”
By Eva Gottesfeld
Donna Klein Jewish Academy

  Eba Gottesfeld Project

Film

2nd Place | “A Hidden Child”
By Grace Larson
Mandarin Middle School

  Grace Larson Project

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