A new exhibition of portraits ‘Tribute: Child Survivors of the Holocaust' at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick honours child survivors of the Holocaust.
When artist Jeffrey Kelson was working on Tribute, an exhibition of portraits of Holocaust survivors held at the Centre last year, he was moved to explore more deeply the stories of those who were children when the war began. Theirs is a journey of innocence surrounded by evil and of building a life from a lost childhood.
Special Film Screening presented by Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre of 'The Zookeeper's Wife' (2017). Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh & Daniel Brühl. Directed by Niki Caro.
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh, a European Film Award nominee for the Academy Award-nominated (The Broken Circle Breakdown), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.
JHC Social Club Guest Speaker: Lillian Kline, Social justice advocate, facilitator, mentor - Small Giants (Australia) will give a lecture on “A Perspective of the Complex Situation in the Middle East from afar”.
Lillian is a passionate social justice warrior and mother of four. She was the inaugural Director of the Pathways to Politics Program for Women at Melbourne University and currently works with Small Giants, an organisation that creates, supports, and empowers businesses that have a positive impact on the world. She was the former Development Director at Stand Up, a Jewish social justice organisation.
Book launch of March Into Life which is the compelling story of Max Zilberman’s journey from the comfort of a loving family in pre-war Lodz, Poland, through the horror of the Lodz Ghetto, into the nightmare of Auschwitz, the Death March through Poland to Germany in the freezing winter of 1945, to yet another camp in Buchenwald. He was eventually liberated from Buchenwald in April, 1945, a starving bag of bones, aged only 19.
This book is both a testament to Max’s remarkable memory and a powerful narrative in its depiction of his life from the 1930s until liberation. But more than this, it also tells of Max’s rebirth in Switzerland from mid-1945 to the end of 1948, and his new life in Melbourne, Australia where he married and started a family.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre’s 12-week education course is designed to give participants a detailed understanding of the origins, stages and aftermath of the Holocaust.
The course will be taught by Sue Hampel OAM, Dr Bill Anderson, Dr Michael Cohen, Paul Forgasz, Dr Margaret Taft and Dr Andre Oboler.
The JHC Film Club will be screening "Shores of Light" (2015) 52 mins, Hebrew, Italian & English subtitles.
Directed by Yael Katzir
Guest Speaker: Moshe Fiszman, Survivor and inmate of DP Camp Santa-Maria-di-Leuca.
This is the poignant untold story of warmth and compassion after a terrible war. Thousands of Jewish survivors arrived in Southern Italy after WWII, on their way to the land of Israel. To their surprise they were welcomed by the poor local Italians.
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.