Sunday, March 4, 4:00 pm: A German Life
Sunday, March 11, 4:00 pm: Walking with the Enemy
Sunday, March 18, 4:00 pm: Summer Solstice
Sunday, April 8, 4:00 pm: The Testament
Location: At the Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801)
Admission: Tickets available at the door. Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. For info call (309) 793-1300. This film has adult content and has won many awards.
Date: April 1 (bi-annual deadline)
Event: Rauch Foundation Teacher Scholarship for Professional Development in Holocaust Education
Application: Rauch Foundation Scholarship(1)
Date: April 15
Event: Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Service) Speaker Marguerite Mishkin Location: Tri-City Jewish Center (2715 30th St., Rock Island, Illinois)
Admission: Free and open to the public
Mission Statement: (Sept. 4, 1996) The Yom HaShoah Committee seeks to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and those who helped the victims, and to tell the story of the Holocaust in such a way as to encourage resistance to any future holocaust.
About Marguerite Mishkin:
A Book By Me
Marguerite Lederman Miskin Collection at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The collection consists of documents, photographs, and objects relating to Marguerite and Annette Lederman [donor and her sister] and their experiences as hidden children in Belgium during the Holocaust. The collection was donated by Marguerite Lederman Mishkin to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002.
Margo and Annette Lederman pose with dolls given to them by their rescuers, Clementine and Edouard van Buggenhout. (Photo donated to USHMM)
Actress and scholar Judy Winnick performed on Oct. 26 at St. Ambrose as Alice Herz-Sommer in a one-act play entitled, Music and Hope: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer.
Alice Herz-Sommer (1903-2014) was a world renowned Jewish Czech concert pianist who performed over a hundred concerts for her fellow prisoners in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) Concentration Camp, giving them beauty and hope.
Winners of the Ida S. Kramer “Children and the Holocaust” essay contest, sponsored annually by The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah Committee and opened to Quad City students in grades 7-12, have been announced. Winning essays are posted on the Ida S. Kramer Essay page.
1st Place: Grace Hipple, 12th Grade, Davenport Central HS. Essay titled “Fighting for Freedom: Simone Segouin’s Brave Resistance to Nazi Persecution.”
2nd Place: Noor Ain, 10th Grade, Davenport Central High School. Essay titled “Marion-The Lady Who Inspired Me.”
3rd Place: Amen Gabre, 12th Grade, Scattergood Friend’s School. Essay titled “Living Memory: The Holocaust’s History and Ethiopia’s Future” (Marion Blumenthal).
The winning essay will be read during the annual Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Service – which will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 7 PM – at Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi Ave., Davenport, IA.
The 2017 student winners of the Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visual Arts Contest have been announced. This contest was open to all Quad City Area students in grades 7-12. Judges were Rowen Schussheim-Anderson from Augustana College and Rob Lipnick from Scott Community College. 25 students submitted entries.
“We are thrilled that there were 25 entries in total, in only the 3rd year of the contest. The entries again were overall so excellent, that it was very difficult for the judges to make their decisions.” – Allan Ross
First Prize: Faith Mutum from Rock Island High School whose painting is entitled “Deliver Us From Evil.” Nominating teacher is Adrianna Corbey-Winn.
Second Prize: Agata Burzunska from Rock Island High School whose collage is entitled “Captive.” Agata is a foreign exchange student from Poland. Nominating teacher is Adrianna Corbey-Winn.
Third Prize: Sophie Utsinger from Bettendorf Middle School whose drawing is entitled “Yearning to Fly.”
The student prizes are $500 (1st); $200 (2nd); $100 (3rd); and gift certificates to a local art supply store for the teacher who provided guidance.
In addition there were 5 entries that received Honorable Mention:
Alexandria Shurk from Rock Island High School; Rayne Pyron and Payton Henry from the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities; and Anna Stivers and Kara Hughes from Morning Star Academy. Each student received a $25 gift card to a local art supply store.
All entries were on display at the annual Yom Hashoah Rembrance Program held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi Ave., Davenport, IA.
Entries were also exhibited at Davenport West High School and at the Moline Public Library.