Guest Speaker: Michael Gawenda, Journalist & Editor will give a lecture on ‘Being a Jewish Journalist’.
Michael Gawenda is one of Australia’s best known journalists and authors. In a journalism career spanning four decades, Mr Gawenda has been a political reporter, a foreign correspondent based in London and Washington, a columnist, a feature writer and an editor. He is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, among them three Walkley awards.
70 Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz: Keeping the Memory Alive
The commemoration, organised annually by the Jewish Holocaust Centre, is held to accord with the November 2005 resolution of the UN General Assembly proclaiming 27 January, the day in 1945 on which Auschwitz was liberated, as the annual international memorial day to mark the Holocaust.
FACING THE PAST - A photographic exhibition of Holocaust survivors by Simon Shiff
To mark its 30th year, the Jewish Holocaust Centre is paying tribute to all the Holocaust survivors who have volunteered their time to make the Centre the vibrant, award-winning museum and educational institution it has become.
Facing the Past - the work of photographer Simon Shiff - is an exhibition of black and white photographic portraits of Holocaust survivors who are still active at the Holocaust Centre, 75 years since the start of the Second World War and since their lives changed irrevocably. Also included are brief personal histories and photographs of the survivors in their youth.
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.