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Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust Accepting Submissions

The annual Douglas R. Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust is open for submissions.

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Judaic studies minor, in partnership with the Plattsburgh College Foundation, established the Skopp competition, now in its fourth year, in commemoration of the 2005 decision by the U.N. General Assembly’s designation of Jan. 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the day in 1945 that the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. 

The competition gives awards in recognition of excellence in scholarly and artistic creations dealing with ideas and issues surrounding the Holocaust. Students are invited to submit original essays, historical analyses, stories, poems, musical and dance compositions, video productions, theater works and other visual arts creations that explore and express personal relationships to or reflections on the Holocaust.

Two awards of $100 each will be given in two categories:

Original artistic creation on the theme of the Holocaust

Original scholarship about the Holocaust

The award ceremony is held in conjunction with SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual Holocaust commemoration, Days of Remembrance, held at the Douglas and Evelyne Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery in Feinberg Library, in the spring. Award winners will perform or present their original works during the observance.

For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Slater, associate professor, journalism and public relations, at [email protected]

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