Meital Fuksbrumer, Yeshivat Noam eighth grade graduate won first place for her poetry in the 20th Annual Siegelbaum Literary and Visual Arts Competition. Meital’s poem, “Just One Deed,” was based on the experiences of Holocaust survivor Blanka Rothschild, who lived in the Lodz Ghetto and was deported to the Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany. At an awards ceremony held recently at the Holocaust Museum at the Rockland Community College campus in Suffern, New York, Meital was chosen from among the winners to read her work aloud to the audience. She was the only awardee from a yeshiva day school. Meital has a great passion for writing, and has previously won other awards for her work, including the Patriot’s Pen writing contest. Her poetry has appeared in national journals.
The Siegelbaum Literary and Visual Arts Competition is a competition for middle school and high school students sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Center for Education and Tolerance.