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New Lecture Series: The Middle East Today

Fall 2017 Lecture Series by Dr. Art Pitz. Free and open to the public. Lecture 1: “ISIS Today: Dead or Alive?” – Davenport Public Library Eastern (6000 Eastern Ave.), Wednesday, Sep. 27 at 6:00 PM Lecture 2: “The Shia Arc: … Continue reading

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The Holocaust Institute: Music and Hope

Actress and scholar Judy Winnick will perform 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 … Continue reading

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Concert at Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College

Concert at Augustana College will be held at Wallenberg Hall at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 19, which includes Janina Ehrlich from Tikkun on cello, Kara Bancks on clairinet and Charles Schmidt on piano.  This second concert (an earlier one … Continue reading

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The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Series 2017

The Gordon Ney Jewish Film Series 2017 begins Sunday, Sep. 17, 4:00 PM at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium (225 West 2nd St., Davenport). The films are: Sunday, Sep. 17 – The Women’s Balcony Sunday, Oct. 8 – 1945 Sunday, … Continue reading

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2017 Yom Hashoah Essay Contest Winners

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 … Continue reading

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2017 Winners of the Shnurman Holocaust Visual Arts Contest

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 … Continue reading

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Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities

Welcome to the website for the Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities. The homepage includes a painting of apple blossoms by actress Judy Winnick. It represents the apple tree where Irena Sendler buried jars filled with names of Jewish … Continue reading

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