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Deborah E. Lipstadt’s new book Antisemitism: Here and Now: Podcast Link
The Israeli Film Series 2019 begins Sunday, June 30 (4:00 pm) at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport). All of the films in this series have won multiple awards, and all have adult content. Tickets available at the door. Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free. For info call (309) 793-1300. For film summaries, go to our Events Page.
Sunday, June 30, 4:00 pm: Golda’s Balcony, The Film (86 minutes – English – Biography – 2019)
Sunday, July 14, 4:00 pm: Shelter (93 minutes – English, German, Hebrew & Arabic with English subtitles – Drama – 2017)
Sunday, July 21, 4:00 pm: Above and Beyond (90 minutes – English – Documentary, adventure, history, war – 2014)
The Israeli Film Series is part of the Jewish Cultural Series 2019, and is sponsored by: Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc., Wheelan-Pressley Funeral Home, Quad City Bank & Trust, Stanley and Bernice Harris Memorial Endowment Fund, Bernard and Irene Goldstein Memorial, Endowment Fund, Louis and Ida Fox Rich Fund, and Gary and Randi Segal Family.
Curriculum cases for teaching about the Holocaust in grades 6-8 are available for free checkout by Quad City area teachers. These cases were developed by the Curriculum Committee for the Jeff Leibovitz Special Collection of Holocaust Education Materials.
Flyer Curriculum Cases
Three curriculum case topics:
Case 1: “You Can Make A Difference: Teaching About the Holocaust”
Case 2: “They Made a Difference: Rescuers and Resisters”
Case 3: “Voices from the Holocaust: Diaries & Memoirs”
Cases 1, 2, and 3 are located at WIU-Quad Cities Library (3300 River Drive, Moline, IL). Call to schedule curriculum case checkout at 309/762-1598. No delivery service. Self pickup required. Website
Case 1 is also available at Mississippi Bend AEA9 (729-21st St., Bettendorf, IA). Call to schedule curriculum case checkout at 563/359-1371. Iowa schools within the AEA9 district can request AEA9 van delivery to school building.
Dr. Art Pitz was interviewed on the radio show R.O.I. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, on the topic “History of Antisemitism and American Eugenics Movement.” His interview can be found at this link or click on the “play arrow” below.
Shows air locally on Friday night on KALA 88.5 FM and 106.1 FM at 9:30 PM. After airing, the full program and web segment will be available as a podcast at: https://soundcloud.com/kalaradio
R.O.I. is produced by KALA, an affiliate of Public Radio International, which is operated by St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. The show examines important topics and events in history and current events through books, journal article, papers, and presentations. The guest and show co-hosts then discuss the topic with experts and history buffs and ask the question “How is it relevant or irrelevant in today’s world?”
Previous Holocaust-related shows on R.O.I.:
Mark Finkelstein – Holocaust Memorial in Des Moines
Rabbi Henry J Karp – One Human Family Program
Dr. Stephen Gaies – Pre-WWII German Youth Diaries and Memoirs Exhibit
The Quad Cites Yom Hashoah Committee sponsors both contests, with Quad City Arts co-sponsoring the Visual Arts Contest. For more information, contact the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities (309)793-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE 2019 IDA S. KRAMER ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS & PARTICIPANTS
1st Place: Kayla Santiago “Prospecting through Anguish” (The Story of Eva Schloss) – Home School: Florida Virtual School, 10th Grade Teacher: Shavon Ramos Prospecting Essay
2nd Place: Taylor Puglisi “Finding Strength in Literature: The Harrowing Story of Dita Kraus” – Moline High School, 11th Grade Finding Strength Essay
3rd Place: Mary K. Rolfstad “Hidden Children” (The Story of Edith Schwalb) – John F. Kennedy Catholic School, Davenport, 8th Grade Hidden Children Essay
Maya Baker “Meeting Marguerite” (The Story of Marguerite Mishkin) – Bettendorf High School, 12th Grade Teacher: Connie King, English, Bettendorf High School
Laman Hanifayeva “Doris Warschawski: Germany to Shanghai, Then to the Land of Freedom” – Mercer County High School, Aledo, IL, 12th Grade
THE SHNURMAN VISUAL ARTS CONTEST WINNERS & PARTICIPANTS