Events and Special Opportunities
2006 Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur.
If you are interested in a free trip to
the United States Holocaust
in Washington, D.C. on March 11-12, 2006, and have
never been to the museum before, you can sign up to go with a group
from the Queens College Hillel at http://www.qchillel.org/holocaust.html
The QC Center
for Jewish Studies
administers a competition for the M. Hratch
Zadoian Student Essay Prize in Holocaust/Genocide Studies.
M. Hratch Zadoian, QC's former VP for Finance
& Business, established a fund for an essay contest in Holocaust
and Genocide Stuides to be administered by the Center. A cash prize of
$200 will be awarded to a QC student who writes the best essay on the
topic of the Holocaust or other forms of genocide. Entries will be
judged by a panel of faculty, including Professors Tamara S.
E. Liebman, and Evan Zimroth.
The winning essay will be considered for publications by the Queens
College Journal of
Jewish Studies. Essays may be written specifically for the
contest or may have been originally written for a course (I will work
with students to expand essays for this course if they wish). Essays
Entries must be submitted by April 24th, 2006 to Professor Benny Kraut
of the Jewish Studies Program in the Jewish Studies Office, Jefferson
Hall Room 311.
- Evaluate an issue, problem, person, situation,
event, idea, etc. that relates to the Holocaust or to genocide more
- Be written from a disciplinary perspective
(humanities, sciences, or social sciences are acceptable)
- Conform to proper citation format and bibliographic
- Be typed, double-spaced, and between 9 and 15 pages
- Contain cogent argumentation, conceptual
sophistication, sound organization, and good literary style
The QC Center for Jewish Studies also sponsers lectures throughout the
year. One that is particularly relevant to this course will be held on
Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 PM in Lefrak Concert Hall. The Marvin and
Celina Zborowski Endowment Lecture will be given by Marion
, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at NYU. It will
be entitled "Jewish Family Life in Nazi Germany."