Mayor of Thessaloniki to visit Jewish Holocaust Centre. Mayor Yiannis Boutaris calls the liquidation of Thessaloniki’s Jews the “darkest moment in its history”.
The Mayor of Thessaloniki wore a yellow Star of David at his most recent mayoral swearing in ceremony in recognition of the liquidation of the Jews of Thessaloniki. Before the Holocaust, Thessaloniki was home to 80,000 Jews.
Stories I’ve Been Told — A Remarkable Evening of Storytelling
Guest Storytellers: Michael Cohen, Jewish Holocaust Centre Community Relations Coordinator; Alex Skovron, Poet and Publisher and Ephraim Finch, Director of Chevra Kadish (Melbourne), Raconteur and Jewish Genealogist.
Guest Speaker Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chair of B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, will speak about ‘Old Poisons in New Bottles: The New anti-Semitism and the war against Israel’.
Dr Dvir Abramovich is chair of The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, The Israel Kipen Lecturer in Hebrew Studies and Director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at The University of Melbourne.
Sarah's Key (2010) 111 mins
Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner
A moving feature film exploring the intricacies of human memory and traumatic history. A journalist in present-day Paris finds her life becoming deeply entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942.
As part of the annual Lodz Ghetto Commemoration to be held at the Jewish Holocaust Centre on Sunday morning 31 August, an online interactive exhibition will be launched, titled Lodz: Strength of Hope.
The online presentation comprises rescued documents and photographs from the World War Two period combined with eyewitness testimony to bring the experience of surviving the horrors of the Lodz Ghetto to life.