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Maintaining Their Memory: A Remembrance of the Holocaust – Julia Zabek’s 1st Place Essay in MJF’s 13th Annual Holocaust Essay Contest

By: Julia Zabek, 11th grade, Knoxville Catholic High School. Internationally, January 27th is dedicated as a day of Holocaust remembrance to keep alive the memory of millions of lives taken heinously in this genocide. But is a singular day enough to encapsulate the grief and tragedy that plagued those directly…

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A Prayer for Ukraine this Passover

By Laura LinderI came across a prayer, used by Federation in the 1980s when we were fighting for the freedom of our Jewish family in the Former Soviet Union. With just a few word changes, this prayer again is so relevant for our times. I hope these words will…

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The Importance of Allies and Questions for Tragedy

By Chana Rovner10th Grade, Goldie Margolin School for GirlsFirst Place, Memphis Jewish Federation’s 12th Annual Holocaust Essay Contest During the Second World War, a great tragedy happened to us and others like us in Nazi Germany. The Nazis put people they thought were lesser in concentration camps in an…

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