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17th Annual “Night to Honor Israel”

The 17th Annual QC “Night to Honor Israel” is scheduled to be held this year at a new location, a new time and new day of the week:  Bettendorf Christian Church (3487 Pointe Drive, Bettendorf, IA), 6:30 pm, on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Holocaust music discovered and performed

More than 6 million people, most of them Jews, died in the Holocaust. The music they wrote as a temporary escape, however, did not, thanks in part to the efforts of an Italian composer and pianist, Francesco Lotoro. He has … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 21st is Holocaust Remembrance Day. For parents and educators who are home-schooling students in grades 7-12, here is a one class period lesson (with extended activities) from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum entitled: “History of Antisemitism and the … Continue reading

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KALA Radio Show – Holocaust Topics

R.O.I., produced by KALA and an affiliate of Public Radio International, has interviewed several local scholars on topics relating to the Holocaust. The show examines important events in history as well as current events through books, journal article, papers, and … Continue reading

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Online Israel Book Discussion Group

The community is invited to join the online Israel Book Discussion Group hosted by Temple Emanuel, held on alternating Thursdays from noon-1:30 PM through Zoom.  Books discussed: 1. Shavit. My Promised Land 2. Glick. The Israeli Solution 3. Omar Khaled … Continue reading

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2020 Yom Hashoah in the Quad Cities – EVENT POSTPONED

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. Yom Hashoah was scheduled for April 19, 2020 (6:30 PM) at the Tri Ciy Jewish Center (2715 30th St, Rock Island, IL). Holocaust survivor Ida Paluch Kersz will be the 2020 keynote speaker … Continue reading

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Holocaust Curriculum Cases for Quad City Teachers

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 … Continue reading

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2020 Holocaust Essay and Art Contest Winners

THIS YEAR’S 2020 CONTEST WINNERS & PARTICIPANTS Essay and Art Flyer 2020 THE IDA KRAMER CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS: The Ida S. Kramer “Children and the Holocaust” Essay Contest Entry Form 2020 1st Place – Taylor Piglisi  … Continue reading

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Rauch Foundation Educator Bi-annual Scholarship

Date: April 1 & Oct. 1 (bi-annual deadline) Event: Rauch Foundation Teacher Scholarship for Professional Development in Holocaust Education Application: RAUCH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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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 website pages include a painting of apple blossoms by actress Judy Winnick. It represents the apple tree where Irena Sendler buried jars filled with names of … Continue reading

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