2017 Yom Hashoah Essay Contest Winners

Winners of the Ida S. Kramer “Children and the Holocaust” essay contest, sponsored annually by The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah Committee and opened to Quad City students in grades 7-12, have been announced. Winning essays are posted on the Ida S. Kramer Essay page.

1st Place: Grace Hipple, 12th Grade, Davenport Central HS. Essay titled “Fighting for Freedom: Simone Segouin’s Brave Resistance to Nazi Persecution.”

2nd Place: Noor Ain, 10th Grade, Davenport Central High School. Essay titled “Marion-The Lady Who Inspired Me.”

3rd Place: Amen Gabre, 12th Grade, Scattergood Friend’s School. Essay titled “Living Memory: The Holocaust’s History and Ethiopia’s Future” (Marion Blumenthal).

The winning essay will be read during the annual Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Service – which will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 7 PM – at Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi Ave., Davenport, IA.

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