With the help of over 100 judges and more than 10,000 voters, we are proud to reveal the winners of this year’s Facing History Together Student Essay Contest.
Thanks to generous support from Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's Holocaust Remembrance Project, Facing History is excited to award more than $25,000 in scholarships and awards to students and their educators. Of these, the three $5,000 Upstander Scholarships have been named in memory of individuals special to Holland & Knight.
Congratulations to the nearly 5,200 students from across the US, UK, and Canada who shared compelling reflections on ethical decision-making. The diverse range of perspectives and experiences reflect the power of Elie Wiesel’s words and provide us with hope for a future filled with compassionate, thoughtful citizens of the world.
Looking for ways to continue exploring these ideas in your classroom? Check out these ready-to-use lesson plans that will help you engage your students as they consider how they want to participate in their community and world.
Walter Reed (born Werner Rindsberg) was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. After Walter finally reached the US in 1941, he was drafted and traveled to France where he served in a military intelligence unit. He died in 2016.
Speak UpRead and Share
A beloved friend to Holland & Knight, Enid believed firmly in the importance of teaching the lessons of the Holocaust.
Why I No Longer Hide My RainbowRead and Share
Born in Denmark in 1934, Mette fled the German occupation to escape the Holocaust in a fishing boat to Sweden and ultimately settled in Chicago. A librarian at Northwestern University, she was dedicated to the students, particularly those from abroad because she had been a refugee and was an immigrant.
On UbuntuRead and Share