Screening of the multi award-winning documentary ‘BESA: The Promise’ (2012), followed by an inter-faith panel discussion.
2015 is a unique moment in time when there is a surge of Holocaust-related stories being told by survivors and young filmmakers.
Films about the Holocaust tell universal stories as well as those that are deeply personal. They tap into the very human themes of courage, tragedy identity and hope, often in an attempt to make sense of the incomprehensible.
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.
Besa: A Code of Honour
Muslim Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust
An exhibition from Yad Vashem, presented by the Jewish Holocaust Centre in partnership with the Albanian Australian Islamic Society & Courage to Care
12 March to 30 April, 2015
This exhibition features photographs by the American photographer Norman Gershman of Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews during the Holocaust.
Guest Speaker: Julie Szego, Lawyer & Journalist will present a lecture on “The story behind a miscarriage of justice.”
Julie Szego worked as a lawyer before she switched to journalism. She subsequently served for 12 years at The Age as a social affairs’ reporter, senior writer, leader writer and columnist. She wrote a monthly column for The Australian Jewish News for seven years, contributed to a book of essays on Australian Jewish culture and edited and interpreted her father’s 2001 memoir, Two Prayers to One God.
"Following Shira's Journey" (2014) 50mins
Directed by Carol Gordon and Natalie Cunningham
More than 60,000 Greek Jews perished in the Nazi concentration camps, and yet the experiences of Greece’s Jewish population during the Holocaust remain relatively unknown. In the aftermath of the Second World War, fear, suspicion and Civil War relegated the Greek Jews’ tragic history to a time that many seemed all too ready to forget.