Marblehead High School student Jeremy Sorkin won third place in the Israel Arbeiter Essay Contest from the Jewish Community Relations Council and will be traveling to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with other winners.
Sorkin wrote about the persecution of Jewish people throughout history — and the antisemitism that still exists today.
“Many swastikas have been found at my school and even on some of the sidewalks in my town,” Sorkin wrote. “This continued hatred from the war prevails to this day, and combating it is the next step that teens in my peer group, and even younger children should engage in.”
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