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.
Stories I’ve Been Told — A Remarkable Evening of Storytelling
Guest Storytellers: Michael Cohen, Jewish Holocaust Centre Community Relations Coordinator; Alex Skovron, Poet and Publisher and Ephraim Finch, Director of Chevra Kadish (Melbourne), Raconteur and Jewish Genealogist.
Sarah's Key (2010) 111 mins
Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner
A moving feature film exploring the intricacies of human memory and traumatic history. A journalist in present-day Paris finds her life becoming deeply entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942.
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.