Guest Speaker: Father Bob maguire, Catholic Priest will give a lecture on “An Angel in Disguise”
Catholic Priest Fr Bob Maguire has a long history in the Melbourne community as a pioneer in the social sector. Fr Bob’s early life instilled in him a sense of care and concern for the forgotten members of community, the ‘unlovely and the unloved’.
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 Education at the JHC
The Jewish Holocaust Centre is offering a comprehensive 17-week course on the Holocaust. Topics will include Pre-war Europe, Nazi policies and their implementation, Liberation and much more.
Screening of the multi award-winning documentary ‘BESA: The Promise’ (2012), followed by an inter-faith panel discussion with Rabbi Fred Morgan (Former Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth Israel), Rufiath Yousuff (Criminal Law solicitor and Board Member of the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia) and Mr Barney Zwartz (senior fellow with the Centre for Public Christianity and former religion editor for The Age).
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.