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.
"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.
ARE YOU OR A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY A CHILD SURVIVOR OF THE HOLOCAUST?
Child survivors of the Holocaust are scheduled to receive a one-off compensation payment from Germany.
Guest Speaker: Michael Gawenda, Journalist & Editor will give a lecture on ‘Being a Jewish Journalist’.
Michael Gawenda is one of Australia’s best known journalists and authors. In a journalism career spanning four decades, Mr Gawenda has been a political reporter, a foreign correspondent based in London and Washington, a columnist, a feature writer and an editor. He is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, among them three Walkley awards.