Grade 7 Remembrance Day Essays

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We try not to focus on Israel and the occupation here.There are other websites whose central concern that is.

We try not to focus on Israel and the occupation here.There are other websites whose central concern that is.

Since my childhood I’ve viewed the siren as a fire that consumes human beings.

I will think about Sofie and Hugo, my grandparents, whose names are listed on a wall in a Prague synagogue among the names of other victims, and I will see them burning.

The most appropriate thing to do on Holocaust Remembrance Day would be to revisit the unforgettable piece written by Yehuda Elkana in Haaretz in the spring of 1988, called “The Need to Forget.” Instead of a thousand Marches of the Living, this article should be studied in every school; instead of the host of ceremonies there should be a public debate about this essay. ‘Remember’ can be interpreted as a call to blind, ongoing hatred. Tens of thousands of teenagers and soldiers have since traveled to Auschwitz and come back haters.

Elkana, a brilliant intellectual who was an Auschwitz survivor, said there is no greater risk to the future of the State of Israel than forcibly instilling the memory of the Holocaust. They hate the world, the Poles, the Germans, the Arabs and the foreigners; they love themselves, wallow in their disaster and believe only in their own power.

Essays - Grades 7, 8 and 9, Michelle Gall, Gillian Oliver and Kyle Striga; Grades 10, 11 and 12, Amber Jackson.

Peter Derbawka, chairperson of the Remembrance Day committee, gave the Helen Skotniski Bursary to some of the winners of the Legion entries.

Every year the Royal Canadian Legion sponsors the Remembrance Day poster, poem and essay competition for students from Grades 1 to 12. The winners, in order of first, second and honourable mention, are as follows.

Coloured posters - Grade 1, 2 and 3, Steele Johnson, Callia Fehr and Logan Hall; Grades 4, 5 and 6, Hailey Prystupa, Ellie Grainger and Eric Boyko; Grades 7, 8 and 9, Amber Toews, Brooke Kowalchuk and Courtney Yasieniuk; Grade 10, 11 and 12, Ian Stead, Kaitlyn Nesbitt and Carson Toews.

Helen Skotniski was a long-time member of the Remembrance Day committee and we are grateful to the Skotniski family for their donation of prize money in her honour.

The winners of this year’s bursary are: Grades 7, 8 and 9 poem, first - Chelsea Boyko, second - Courtney Yasieniuk; Grades 7, 8 and 9 essay, first - Michelle Gall, second - Gillian Oliver; Grades 10, 11 and 12 poem, first - Kacy Tkachuk, second - Shelby Taylor; Grades 10, 11 and 12 essay, first - Amber Jackson.


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