Jump to main content

Classrooms Without Borders

Past Events

2015-2016 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum, Classrooms Without Borders, P2G: Partnership2Gether, and Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, presents the 2015-2016 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition for the theme REBUILDING OF LIVES: POST-HOLOCAUST LIFE, 1945-1955.

This theme challenges students to explore the post-war experiences of survivors – life in Displaced Persons (DP) camps, emigration to Israel, the U.S. and/or other countries, re-building of families and the impact of the Nuremberg Trials on survivors. Students should look into how survivors were treated when they tried to return to their home countries/towns; how they tried to find family members who might have survived; what was needed for them to emigrate from Europe to Israel, the U.S. or another country (and why that country was chosen); what it was like for them to meet their spouse and begin anew; and what impact (if any) did the Nuremberg Trials have on them?

Creative Writing: Poetry & "Flash" Fiction

Visual Arts: Scale Sculpture & Mixed Media

Short Film (10 minutes or less)

For more information, see http://holocaustcenterpgh.org/entry-requirements-information-and-forms/.