Contest held by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz honors Holocaust victims through student art

State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is holding an annual contest that aims to remember the Holocaust through art, essays, poetry and music. Students received recognition for

Students received recognition for their artistic entries during

Students received recognition for their artistic entries during a ceremony at Kingsborough College. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

BROOKLYN - State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is holding an annual contest that aims to remember the Holocaust through art, essays, poetry and music.

Students received recognition for their artistic entries during a ceremony at Kingsborough College Sunday morning. Students say that by creating art related to the Holocaust, they gain a deeper understanding of how hate and intolerance can destroy societies.

Students say the contest helped them honor the 6 million Jews who died for being who they were.

Holocaust survivor Zipora Yakuboff told the ceremony's crowd her story of escaping a concentration camp.

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