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OUT OF DARKNESS
Divisiveness. Racial tensions. Intolerance.
Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding to attempt to escape capture during the Holocaust. The Frank family faced religious persecution and discrimination, issues that still plague our global society today. More than 80 years after the Holocaust, the messages are still relevant.
The community-wide project, Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today, includes programming for children and adults to counter these damaging issues by promoting dignity, diversity, equity, democratic values, human rights, and the power of the human spirit that are so badly needed today.
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Ballet Quad Cities
Black Box Theatre
Danville Station Museum
Figge Art Museum
German American Heritage Center
Iowa Jewish Historical Society
Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities
Moline Public Library
National Czech and Slovak Museum
Putnam Museum and Science Center
Quad City Botanical Center
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Rock Island Public Library
St. Ambrose University
University of Iowa
Participate by attending programming that inspires, informs and provides tangible actions you can take to ensure history never repeats itself.
Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today is a collaborative effort of cultural organizations, educators, libraries and sponsors working together to achieve four common goals.
• Provide a forum for collaboration within the community and region using Holocaust history to prompt dialogue on issues that are relevant today.
• Educate the next generation of community leaders on the lessons of history and how those apply today.
• Build a more vibrant, inclusive and tolerant community by giving context to the patterns of history around racism, exclusion and authoritarianism.
• Create social capital by bonding, bridging and linking partners to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts for greater community impact.