Elie Wiesel Student Art Competition showcases powerful reflections on the Holocaust

by | Apr 18, 2024 | What’s Happening, Youth

Temple Emanuel: Sunday, May 5
Sandler Family Campus: Monday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 15

Organized by the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, the annual Elie Wiesel Student Art Competition recently concluded with a formidable display of student artwork exploring the Holocaust’s lessons. The competition invited middle and high school students to create visual art pieces that captured the essence of moral courage and the dangers of prejudice by exploring the concepts of personal identity and stolen art. Judging took place on April 3.

The winning entries will be on display at this year’s community Yom Hashoah commemoration at Temple Emanuel on Sunday, May 5, and in the Sandler Family Campus Cardo, May 6 – 15.

The Elie Wiesel Student Art Competition serves as a reminder of the enduring importance of Holocaust education and the role that art can play in preserving the memory of those who perished. The Cardo exhibition will allow the community to witness the profound impact this competition had on the young artists who participated.