The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) will present a public lecture on 'The Holocaust and the Soviet Union'.
This will be the only public event of The Dr Jan Randa Aftermath Workshop in Holocaust and Genocide Studies on the theme of The Holocaust and the Soviet Union – which will be held in Melbourne on 27 and 28 May, 2015.
Hear from workshop participants about new research findings on the Holocaust and the Soviet Union.
Directed by John Power and starring Max Von Sydow, Carol Drinkwater & Julia Blake. Winner of 2 AFI awards.
Anne is a happily married young mother. She lives in a suburban hotel with her husband, two young daughters and her elderly father, Joe, who migrated from Germany after the war.
Guest Speaker: SAM MOSHINSKY OAM will give a lecture on “Jewish Shanghai”.
Sam Moshinsky was born in Shanghai in 1934 and lived there continuously until he arrived in Australia in 1951, at the age of 17. He described his experiences of growing up there, spanning an eventful period of history, in an autobiography entitled Goodbye Shanghai.
Special film screening presented by the Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre of "Woman of Gold" (2015) Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl. Directed by Simon Curtis.
Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in the incredible story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous ‘Lady In Gold’, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele.
Holocaust survivor Henri Korn will be the subject of a portrait to be submitted for the annual prestigious Archibald Prize, to be judged by the trustees of the NSW Art Gallery.
Korn, who was born in Germany, was barely 9 years old when he witnessed the murder of his young friend, Leo Troski, and Leo’s parents, during Kristallnacht (The Night of the Broken Glass) – the widespread destruction of hundreds of synagogues in Germany and Austria, the murder of almost 100 Jews and attacks on Jewish property in November 1938.