The Lloyd M. Burstein Memorial Holocaust Film Series will be held on four Sundays beginning March 10, 2019 through May 12, 2019. All of the films have won numerous awards and will be shown at the Figge Art Museum at 4:00 PM.
On March 10, 2019, a trilogy of short films by the Russian/Ukrainian director Konstantin Fam collectively entitled Witnesses will be shown. These films are in Russian/Yiddish with English subtitles.
The Last Suit is featured on March 24, 2019, which tells the story of a Jewish tailor who leaves Buenos Aires for Poland in an attempt to find a friend who saved him during the aftermath of WWII. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
On March 31, 2019, the film Scandal in Ivansk will be shown, detailing how in the rebuilding of a desecrated Jewish cemetery the use of the word “collaborator” on a plaque causes great discontent and controversy among the Polish community in Ivansk.
Lastly, on May 12, 2019, Who Will Write Our History depicts a group of scholars, journalists, and community leaders who try to use the power of words and writing to contradict the Nazi propaganda about the Jews confined within the Warsaw ghetto.
Listen to our conversation here with Allan Ross, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, about why it remains important for us to continue to reflect on the Holocaust, why it is that Israel contains such a flourishing film industry, and what important social services the Jewish Federation provides for others in our community.
Admission is free for students, $7 for adults, and $6 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the Figge Art Museum at the door immediately prior to each film showing. You can also contact the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities directly at (309) 793-1300.