Catskills Institute Writing Contest on Catskills and the Holocaust

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The Catskills Institute ( along with other organizations**, is sponsoring two paired writing contests--fiction and non-fiction as part of a book project, Summer Haven: How the Catskills Experienced the Holocaust, edited by Holli Levitsky Professor of English and Director of Jewish Studies at Loyola Marymount University, and. Phil Brown, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at Brown University, which will provide a locus for literature exploring the experience of the Holocaust in the Catskills.

**The contest is sponsored by the Catskills Institute, Jewish Book Council, the "1939" Club, the Sigi Ziering Institute at American Jewish University, Brown University Judaic Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University, the Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, and

The Catskills represent a central facet of the American Jewish experience, most often associated with comedy, food, a unique vacation style. Holocaust survivors occupy a space central to, and yet at the same time apart from, this community.

To read about the two contests, the rules, deadlines etc.go to:

I have no affiliation with the contest, the Catskills Institute or the other sponsors of the contest.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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