The Cape Town Holocaust Centre runs an annual art and writing project for high schools in the Western Cape. The White Rose Project takes its name from a group of German university students who resisted Nazi oppression. They were known as the White Rose Movement.
Closing date: Thursday 27 July 2017.
What is the aim of the White Rose Art & Writing Project?
- Our hope is that the project will facilitate a greater understanding of the need to protect human rights and freedom of expression.
- We would like the project to serve as a catalyst in empowering participants to each find their voice in resisting injustices within their own environment.
- We hope that it will give students the opportunity to learn about resistance to Nazi oppression during the Holocaust, as well as to consider what relevance this history has for a South African in 2017.
The competition is aimed at encouraging cross-curricular study. Educators may choose to use the topics of the project as an activity for learners' portfolios.
The Cape Town Holocaust Centre will hold an exhibition of artworks and writing pieces submitted to the project. Learners will be able to collect their submissions after the run of the exhibition.
Who can enter?
- ANY Grade 9 - 12 learners in the Western Cape
- PLEASE NOTE: Due to space limitations, the CTHC is able to accept up to 10 art entries and 10 writing entries from each participating high school.
- Learners may choose to submit art or writing pieces for the project.
Fantastic prizes to be won!
We look forward to receiving your learners' art and writing submissions! For further information, please contact the Cape Town Holocaust Centre: 021 462 5553 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RECOGNISING AND RESISTING INJUSTICE
The members of the White Rose Movement used the power of words to oppose the Nazi regime. They wrote and distributed a series of six leaflets calling for passive resistance from the German population. In other instances, people risked their lives by creating false documentation for Jews fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. The Nazis tried to dehumanise the Jews and other victims by stripping them of basic rights, including religious and cultural expression. Thus, the act of creating a poem or a painting, keeping a dairy, or recording everyday events became an act of resistance and defiance.
Learners will be given a broad scope within which to respond to the theme Recognising and Resisting Injustice. Within the Writing Section, they can elect to write a research essay, or to submit their personal response in the form of a poem, essay or story. In the Art Section, learners can submit a two or three dimensional artwork using any materials. For further information, please download the entry pack.
All art and writing submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form, and must be the original work of the learner. Closing date: Thursday 21 July in 2017.