Holocaust Remembrance, WQPT-TV

In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance, WQPT-TV in the Quad Cities will be presenting in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities the following movies on Thursday evening on April 8, and Friday early morning on April 9.

****If to want to watch these movies but cannot get them on TV, you can also see them online at the same times at: at https://video.wqpt.org/livestream/

Dreams of Hope – Thursday, April 8 at 8:00 PM & Friday morning, April 9 at 1:00 AM

Summary: Dreams of Hope tells the story of a historic concert at the Sixteenth St. Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, more than 50 years after a hate crime there killed four African American girls. Conducted by Dr. Henry Panion III, the concert performance features musical instruments that serve as symbols of hope – violins restored from Holocaust concentration camps. The documentary incorporates behind-the-scenes interviews reflecting on the purpose of the event: to celebrate the resilience of those who have faced hate, discrimination and racism.   https://www.aptonline.org/catalog/DREAMS-OF-HOPE

Eva – Thursday, April 8 at 9:00 PM & Friday morning, April 9 at 2:00 AM

Summary: As a 10-year-old “Mengele Twin,” Eva Mozes Kor and her sister Miriam, fought daily for their survival in Auschwitz. In 1995 Eva created the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Indiana’s only Holocaust Museum, located in Terre Haute. The Museum’s mission is to prevent prejudice and hatred through education about the Holocaust. At 50, she launched the biggest manhunt in history. In her 80s, Eva circled the globe to promote the lesson her journey taught: Healing through forgiveness.  Eva is a triumph of hope, and this film is her legacy piece. “Eva is more than just a story,” says actor Elliot Gould. “She’s a revelation of what’s possible in the human condition.” https://www.thestoryofeva.com/

Call to Remember – Thursday, April 8 at 10:30 PM & Friday morning, April 9 at 3:30 AM

Summary: In A Call to Remember, David Schaecter takes viewers on an emotional journey through his life story – from a bucolic childhood amidst vineyards in Czechoslovakia to his and his brother Jakob’s struggle for survival in Auschwitz, and finally, to David’s dramatic escape from the Nazis. David, the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust, would eventually immigrate to the United States and help found the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach in the hopes of educating a younger generation about World War II and the Holocaust. Through David’s story, viewers witness the cruelty of intolerance, but also the power and will of the human spirit.  https://www.kcet.org/shows/call-to-remember/episodes/a-call-to-remember

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