The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial “Holocaust Film Series 2017” begins March 12, 4:00 pm at the Figge Art Museum: (225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA). Admission: Adults – $7; Seniors (60+) & Military – $6; Students – Free.
Sunday, March 12, 4:00pm: Cloudy Sunday
Sunday, March 19, 4:00pm: Professor Mamlock
Sunday, April 2, 4:00pm: Defiant Requiem
Sunday, April 9, 4:00pm: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War
Lloyd Burstein was born in 1920 in Granville, Illinois to Latvian parents fleeing religious persecution in the pre-WWI Baltic State. During the Depression, Lloyd, who was the oldest of 5 children, worked hard to keep his siblings together as they lived in a cooperative Jewish children’s orphanage in Southern California, and simultaneously he took night classes at UCLA to earn an undergraduate degree in physics. Lloyd was a Radar Battalion Officer in the US Army during WWII and afterwards continued his career as a systems engineer in the DC area. In 1957, he and his family settled in Vienna, Virginia where Lloyd was very active in uplifting the inner city community through the integration of schools, equal educational opportunities, and civil rights initiatives. In 1999, Lloyd received the Human Rights Award from the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission.
Presenting sponsor for this film series is: The Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation. Additional sponsors include the Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc. and Wheelan-Pressley Funeral Homes.