By Kristina Zarich
A new display at the Australian War Memorial pays homage to victims of the Holocaust and honours thousands of survivors who made Australia their home after the end of World War II.
A new permanent display has been launched at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust.
While marking the deaths of six million Jews, the exhibit also includes stories of the thousands of survivors that made new homes in Australia after the end of World War II.
Developed by the Australian War Memorial and the Jewish Holocaust Centre, the exhibit expands on the small number of relics previously on display.
UN Holocaust Remembrancel Day 2017:
After the Holocaust: Building a Better Future
Professor Peter Singer, AC
Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and Laureate Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne
Testimony: Mrs Baba Schwartz
JHC Social Club Guest Speaker Sue Hampel OAM, Co-President, Jewish Holocaust Centre, will give a lecture on “From Romania to Poland - and to Rwanda: a Reflective Journey of the child of a Holocaust Survivor”.
Sue Hampel was a high school teacher at Mount Scopus Memorial College in Australia for over 30 years. She is currently working at Monash University as an academic mentor to indigenous students and a teaching associate in Modern Jewish History, Holocaust and Post Conflict studies. Sue holds a Masters degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She has led numerous groups of students and adults to Poland and Rwanda.
Special Screening of Academy Award-winning Director Eva Orner’s documentary: CHASING ASYLUM.
The screening, which will be proceeded by an introduction from barrister and Chasing Asylum executive producer, Steven Castan, who will participate in a Q & A session after, with Martin Appleby, former Trainer Security Officer at the Manus Island Detention Centre and whistle-blower.
The right to seek asylum arose from the ashes of the Holocaust as part of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.