Student from 150 Large Schools and Middle Colleges Will Meet Holocaust Survivors at Chapman University Occasion, Friday, March eight, 2013

Orange, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2013

Students from 150 substantial schools and middle schools from all through Southern California, from other states and even from another country (Chile) will check out Chapman University for the 14th Annual Holocaust Art and Creating Awards Ceremony at eleven a.m. Friday, March eight, held in the universitys Memorial Hall. The college students from public, private and parochial colleges all through Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties previously submitted essays, poems and artworks to the contest, which was judged by a panel of Holocaust survivors, nearby businesspeople, experts, organization leaders and Chapman faculty and college students. The award winners will be announced at the ceremony.

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This occasion is not open to the public, as all the seats in the auditorium are filled by the college students, their teachers and their parents. Nevertheless, the media is welcome to attend and cover.

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Guest speaker at the awards ceremony will be Holocaust survivor Chava Ginz Pressburger, whose brother, Petr Ginz, died in Auschwitz in 1944 at the age of 16. She will talk about her experiences and her brother who was an artist and wrote five novels between the ages of 8 and 14 in a talk entitled The Courage to Produce. Music for the awards ceremony will be provided by the Orange County Klezmers.

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Following the ceremony, students will have the opportunity to meet with the a lot more than 60 Holocaust survivors who will be in attendance. For the eighth consecutive 12 months, Publications Worldwide has donated much more than 2,000 copies of the hardcover guide The Holocaust Chronicle, which will be offered to each student. A large level of the day is when college students meet with the survivors and have them sign their books.

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There are not numerous occasions when this many Holocaust survivors are collectively in a single area and meeting with so many college students one particular on one particular, says Dr. Marilyn Harran, Stern Chair in Holocaust Training at Chapman University and director of Chapmans Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, which is presenting the contest and awards ceremony in partnership with The 1939 Club, a Holocaust survivor organization. Its an important day for the survivors, as they pass along their understanding and experiences to the up coming generation, and for the college students, who have the likelihood to meet and be inspired by the residing witnesses to the background they have been learning.

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The occasion is co-sponsored by Chapmans Rodgers Center for Holocaust Training, The 1939 Club (a single of the largest Holocaust survivor organizations in the U.S., based mostly in Los Angeles), the Samueli Foundation and Dana and Yossie Hollander. The contest is presented in partnership with the Orange County Division of Training and the Catholic Schools – Diocese of Orange, the School of Educational Research at Chapman University and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual Historical past and Education, with contributions from Facing Historical past and Ourselves and the Anti-Defamation League.

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For more information: (714) 628-7377 or http://www.chapman.edu/holocausteducation.

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Acaciawood University Preparatory Academy

Originally posted 2013-07-22 20:15:44. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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