2014 LEO & ANTONIA GERSHANOV MEMORIAL STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
The biennial Leo & Antonia Gershanov Memorial Student Essay Contest offers all Illinois students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to respond to a theme that links historical events to current events and their own contemporary experience.
Leo and Antonia Gershanov survived the Holocaust. They settled in Chicago following World War II and devoted time and resources in the fight against discrimination and prejudice. This legacy was passed on to their children and grandchildren, who have graciously sponsored this contest in their memory.
The deadline for all entries to the Leo & Antonio Gershanov Memorial Student Essay Contest, Indelible Images: Photographs Make History, has passed. No further entries will be accepted. Winners will be notified after March 6, 2014. Thank you to all students who participated.
Students who submitted winning entries will be recognized in a public ceremony to be held at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
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