TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - Three non-Jewish students from the Greater
Toronto area are among the first place winners in the annual Arts & Writing
contest on the Holocaust, sponsored by the Holocaust Centre of Toronto, UJA
Federation. Students in the junior (grades 8-9) and senior division (grades
11-12) were asked to compose an essay or create an art project on the theme
"to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all" - a quote from
noted author and Holocaust survivor, Eli Wiesel.
A ceremony, today, June 6, 5:30 pm, at the Lipa Green Building for Jewish
Community Services, 4600 Bathurst Street (north of Sheppard on the west side)
will honour all of the arts and writing winners. Wiesel will provide taped
First place finishers - Stephanie Wong, Mansoor Naderi, Melissa Chartrand
and Emma Pascoe - will receive an all-expense paid trip to the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
The 2007 Ontario Provincial Arts/Writing Contest is sponsored by the UJA
Federation Holocaust Centre of Toronto, Canadian Jewish Congress Ontario
Region, and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.
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