The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has held a farewell reception for Antun Babic, Consul General for Croatia at the Jewish Holocaust Centre.
Thirty leaders from the Croatian community toured the Jewish Holocaust Centre then attended a farewell reception for the Consul General.
The certificate conferring Australian citizenship on Raoul Wallenberg by Prime Minister Julia Gillard at a recent ceremony held at Government House in Canberra is on currently on public display in Melbourne at the Jewish Holocaust Centre till 31 May.
“Food Security and Famine in the 21st Century”
Yvette works in the international humanitarian arena, formerly as an aid worker and currently as a trainer of aid workers. Previously, she has worked in Tanzania for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Blinky & Me (2011) 75 mins
Directed by Tomasz Magierski.Yoram Gross’ powerful animated stories shaped the identities of countless Australian children who grew up watching them on film and television. Yet it is a little known fact that the many adventures of Blinky Bill, Gross’ depiction of Australian history in The Little Convict (1979), and many other influential narratives, were heavily influenced by the events of the Holocaust in Europe.
Misa’s Fugue (2012) 97 mins
Directed by Sean Gaston.
The screening will be accompanied by an online Q&A with the film’s director Sean Gaston and producer Jennifer Goss.Misa's Fugue is the true story of one boy’s journey through Prague, Terezin, Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Melk, and Gunskirchen as a victim of Nazi oppression. While exposed to some of the most horrific people, places, and events of the Holocaust, Frank (Misa) Grunwald endured the atrocities of genocide through a love for art and music that his childhood in Prague had instilled in him.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne last week at which she announced that Australia is donating half a million to a fund established to preserve the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.