Events

2024

2013-11-05_19-56-52_857   January 2024

Date: Jan. 27
Event:  2024 International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

2013-11-05_19-56-52_857   March 2024

Date: March 1 (Deadline for entries)
Event: 2024 The Schnurman Visual Arts Contest in partnership with Quad City Arts
Guidelines:
The Schnurman Visual Arts Contest theme is “Imagery and Expression: A Visual Response to the Holocaust.” The contest is open to students in grades 6-12 in the Greater Quad City area.   The Shnurman Visual Arts Contest Rules 2024

Date: March 1 (Deadline for entries)
Event:
2024 The Ida S. Kramer Holocaust Essay Contest theme is: “Children and the Holocaust.”  The purpose of this essay contest is to research the history of a specific child or youth who was caught in or witnessed the events of the Holocaust in Europe and to record his/her story that must be told to yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s children. The contest is open to students in grades 6-12 in the Greater Quad City area. The Ida S. Kramer “Children and the Holocaust” Essay Contest Entry Form 2024

Date: March 19, 20, 21
Event:
Quad City Performances by Judy Winnick as Irena Sendler
Location: TBA (area schools)

2013-11-05_19-56-52_857   April 2024

Date: April 1 (bi-annual deadline)
Event: Rauch Foundation Teacher Scholarship for Professional Development in Holocaust Education
Application: Rauch Foundation Scholarship(1)

Date: April 1 (7 PM)
Event:  Speaker Holocaust Survivor Erika Schwartz, sponsored by the Thaler Foundation
Speaker Bio: At age 79, Erika is one of the youngest survivors. Almost all of her memories are those of her mother, who was the only other survivor from Erika’s family. Erika’s story is about assistance from non-Jewish acquaintances, fortunate timing, sacrifices from family members. A story of survival and self-discovery after the war and after coming to the United States, which makes it different from other survivor stories.
Location: Coe College (5008, 1220 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402)
Admission: Free and open to the public

Date: April 2 (1:30 PM)
Event:  Speaker Holocaust Survivor Erika Schwartz, sponsored by the Thaler Foundation
Speaker Bio: At age 79, Erika is one of the youngest survivors. Almost all of her memories are those of her mother, who was the only other survivor from Erika’s family. Erika’s story is about assistance from non-Jewish acquaintances, fortunate timing, sacrifices from family members. A story of survival and self-discovery after the war and after coming to the United States, which makes it different from other survivor stories.
Location: Kirkwood Community College (6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404)
Admission: Free and open to the public

2013-11-05_19-56-52_857   May 2024

Date: May 5
Event:  The 43rd Annual Quad Cities Holocaust Remembrance, known as Yom HaShoah. 
Keynote speaker: TBA
Location: Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University (518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA 52803)
Admission: Free and open to the public

Date: May 5
Event:  Holocaust Remembrance, known as Yom HaShoah. 
Keynote speaker: TBA
Location: Des Moines
Admission: Free and open to the public

2013-11-05_19-56-52_857   October 2024

Date: October 3 (6:30-8:30 PM)
Event:  Echoes and Reflections Virtual Program: “Teaching the Holocaust Using the Humanities: Integrating Photographs, Literature, Art and Poetry to the Tell the Human Story”
Register: Email valerie@teachers-center.org

Date: October 15
Event:  Keynote Panel: “Pathways of Persecution: Dispossession and Violence in Europe and on the Great Plains”
Location: Iowa State University (Ames, IA)

Date: October 16
Event:  Keynote Panel: “Pathways of Persecution: Dispossession and Violence in Europe and on the Great Plains”
Location: University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)

Date: October 26 (Tentative Schedule 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Event:  Teacher Institute: “Teaching the Holocaust Using the Humanities: Integrating Photographs, Literature, Art and Poetry to the Tell the Human Story”;
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WIU’s Jeff Leibovitz Collection. https://www.wiu.edu/qc/library/leibovitz_collection/
Location: Western Illinois University-Moline Campus (3300 River Dr, Moline, IL 61265)
Register: Information forthcoming