The JHC Social Club guest speaker Dr Dan Porat, will be giving a lecture on “Iran... Israel, and the Bomb”.
Dr Ran Porat is a researcher at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC), Monash University. He teaches and lectures about Middle Eastern history, conflict studies and Israel studies at the university and the Jewish Museum of Australia.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre Film Club will be screening “In Search of Camp-32… a journey back to the year zero” (2014) 72 mins, Australia & Cambodia
Directed by Andrew Blogg & Tim Purdie. Starring Hom Chhorn.
Guest Speaker: Hom Chhorn
Hom has a young family and a comfortable life in suburban Melbourne, yet remains wracked by childhood memories of one of the worst atrocities in human history. At age 6, he was imprisoned at a remote site 4,000 miles away in rural Cambodia, where more than 30,000 people -- including his father and brothers -- were killed at the hands of a pro-communist regime known as the Khmer Rouge.
Phillip Maisel, Order of Australia Medal recipient, and Head of the Jewish Holocaust Centre's Video Testimonies Department, has received a prestigious Victorian Museum Award from Museums Australia (Victoria), the industry body for Victoria’s museums.
The 2016 Victorian Museum Awards were presented on 14 July at State Library Victoria by Museums Australia (Victoria) – www.mavic.asn.au – the peak body for 1,000+ museums and collecting organisations. The night was hosted by performer, writer, producer, and director, Diana Nguyen and featured a special address by Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries.
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A unique piece of Holocaust history now on display at the Jewish Holocaust Centre.
Long thought lost, the model that was used at the end of the Second World War by a group of Oskar Schindler’s Jewish workers to make a gold ring for him has been found. It lay in the ring-maker’s workshop in Melbourne for more than 50 years.
Oskar Schindler, the hero of Thomas Kenneally’s book, Schindler’s Ark and the Spielberg film,Schindler’s List was a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party who saved Jews by employing them in his factory and treating them humanely. About 1200 Jews were saved by him.