The Essay Competition on the History of Poland is open to adults at least 18 years and older as of October 15th. Proof of age is required. A copy of a valid document showing the date of birth is acceptable. First Prize is $3,000. Additional monetary awards may be offered. Additional essays may be considered for recognition and publication. Polonia Institute reserves the right to publish selected essays and/or excerpts of selected essays in future publications, newsletters, and other materials.
In your essay, please analyze the following issues: 1) German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, 2) Action A-B, 3) Operation Tannenberg, 4) ethnic Poles in KL Stutthof, 5) ethnic Poles in KL Auschwitz, 6) Polish priests in KL Dachau, 7) Polish women in KL Ravensbrück, 8) Polish men in KL Mauthausen-Gusen, 9) Polish children in KZ Litzmannstadt in Lódz, 10) Operation Zamosc, 11) 1944 Wola genocide, 12) lesson for today. The essay shall reflect the contestant’s own research and original thinking. The paper shall not exceed 15 typed pages (including bibliography), shall be typed in 12-point font, double-spaced with 1” margins; pages shall be numbered. The essay shall be submitted in the English language. All entries become the property of the Polonia Institute.