The competition encourages youth to evaluate history, foster an awareness of the Holocaust and broaden their minds in the areas of art, history, civics, sociology and literature. Students were asked to create a piece of writing or a work of art around a set of prompting questions that provided an opportunity for students to consider the circumstances in which a situation like the Holocaust can occur.
Reese’s winning artwork, “Packing Away Family” is pictured below. The picture shows a child packing their belongings for the Kindertransport, including a memento they are taking one last look of. Inside the photo are their parents who have been stamped as Jews. (The writing throughout the art piece is in German.)