The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Holocaust Film Series 2021

The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Holocaust Film Series 2021 begins Feb. 21, 2021. All films are on Vimeo (online video streaming) for 3-7 days. See dates, times, Vimeo links and passwords below for each movie. For more information, contact 309-793-1300.

February 21 – 24: The Invisibles
March 7 – 11: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
March 19 – 26: I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians
April 4 – 7: Warsaw: A City Divided

The Invisibles
From Sunday, February 21, 6:00am, to Wednesday, February 24, 6:00am

While Joseph Goebbels infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews” in 1943, 1,700 managed to survive in the Nazi capital through the end of WWII. The Invisibles traces the stories of four young people who learned to hide in plain sight.

110 minutes- German with English subtitles – Drama/Biography/History (2017)

This film has adult content and has won many awards.
Password: Menemsha

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
From Sunday, March 7, 6:00am, to Thursday, March 11, 6:00am 

In 1933 in Berlin, Anna is only nine years old when her life changes from the ground up. To escape the Nazis, her father Arthur Kemper, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich. His family, Anna, her twelve-year-old brother Max and her mother Dorothea, follow him shortly thereafter. Anna has to leave everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, and to face a new life full of challenges and privations abroad.

119 minutes — German/Swiss/French with English subtitles – Drama (2019)
Family friendly.
Password: QUAD0307

I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians
From Friday, March 19, 6:00 am to Friday, March 26, 6:00 am.

This film chronicles a young theatre director’s effort to stage an accurate re-enactment of the Odessa Massacre – in which Romanian soldiers slaughtered tens of thousands of Ukrainian Jews – despite the municipal government’s attempt to censor the director’s efforts. Her choice angers a city official who threatens to close the production because of its “anti-Romanian” take on history. However, the reaction to the staged play is one that neither anticipated.

100 minutes — Romanian with English Subtitles – Drama (2018)
This film has adult content and has won many awards.
Password: BARBARS


Warsaw: A City Divided
From Sunday, April 4, 6am to Wednesday, April 7, 6:00 am

In 1941, in German-occupied Warsaw, soon after the creation of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto by the Nazis, a Polish amateur 8mm camera enthusiast shot a remarkable 10-minute film from both sides of the Ghetto walls. This never-before-seen footage is woven into “Warsaw: A City Divided”, acting as a silent witness to the tragedy of the wartime division of the city and the murder of its inhabitants. In this story of a city, Ghetto survivors and witnesses, who still call Warsaw their home, recount their extraordinary memories, while architects, urban historians, and the Chief Rabbi of Poland examine the chilling Nazi vision for Warsaw.

71 minutes — English/Polish with English Subtitles — Documentary (2019)

Presenting sponsor for this film series is: The Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation

Additional sponsors include: Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc.; Wheelan-Pressley Funeral Homes; Jewel Osco; Quad City Bank & Trust; Stanley and Bernice Harris Memorial Endowment Fund; Bernard and Irene Goldstein Memorial Endowment Fund; Louis & Ida-Fox Rich Fund; Gary and Randi Segal Family; Marlyne and David Weiner Family.



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