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Spread the word about the Gartner Foundation annual essay contest!

Before the semester ends, MCC's Holocaust Genocide Studies Project asks you to encourage your students to participate in the Anna and Joseph Gartner Foundation Annual Essay Contest. By doing so, they will be recognized for their accomplishment, gain valuable experience and potentially win $1,000!

This year’s theme is based on a question asked in 1 Joel, 2-3: Has the like of this happened in your days or in the days of your fathers? Tell your children about it, and let your children tell theirs, and their children the next generation. In other words, “What is my obligation to learn and retell the story of the Holocaust, and through my increased awareness, make sure that genocide never happens again?”

Essays are not due until March 4, 2005. Prizes will be awarded are as follows: first prize $1,000; second prize $500; third prize $250.

Submission Guidelines
Entries will be judged based on conveyed understanding of the Holocaust and ability to relate its inherent issues to contemporary times, clarity of message and creativity.

* Must be postmarked by Friday, March 4, 2005
* Entries must be double-spaced, single-sided, with one inch margins; be between 4- 6 pages in length using 12-point type and Times Roman font.

* Entries should have a title page with title, name, address, phone number, email and college affiliation. Name should only be included on title page, not on any text pages.

* All pages must be numbered.
* All undergraduate students in the Genesee Valley area are welcome to participate.
Submit five copies of the essay to the Holocaust Genocide Studies Project at Monroe Community College, Attn: Linda Ingraham, 1000 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14623. Entries will not be returned.  For more information, please call 585.292.3321.

Awards will be presented at a celebration in May 2005.

Questions? Please contact Barbara P. Lovenheim, Ph.D. at 585-292-3243 or

Rosanna Condello
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