The Jewish Holocaust Centre Film club will be screening the film
"Shanghai Ghetto" (2002) 95 mins
Directed by Dana Janklowicz-Mann & Amir Mann
In the late 1930s German Jews were trying to escape Nazi persecution, but country after country closed its doors to them. The only place in the world that did not require entrance visas was the international city of Shanghai.
JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, Walter Rapoport, Editor of ‘Gesher’ Magazine, will give a lecture on “A History of Interfaith Dialogue”.
Walter is the editor of Gesher, the prestigious annual journal of the Victorian Council of Christians & Jews. He is also a former Chairman of the Council. During his chairmanship he was invited to Poland to address the Polish Council of Christians & Jews, particularly noteworthy as he is Polish-born.
For approximately 20,000 European Jews fleeing persecution from the Nazi regime in the 1930s, the free port of Shanghai, which was under Japanese occupation, offered some hope of reprieve from what was to unfold in the ensuing six years of world war. Most countries outside Europe were limiting or denying entry to Jewish refugees and Shanghai became a safe haven as no visa was required to enter.
The Anne Frank Australia Foundation, Zionist Council of Victoria and the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia (LJLA) are proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Let Me Be Myself – The Story of Anne Frank at the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia (LJLA), 304 Hawthorn Road in South Caulfield. The exhibition will run for six weeks commencing 3 August through 10 September 2015.
The interactive exhibit is open to the public for self-guided visits during library operating hours.
The Jewish Holocaust will be screening the film "Ship of Fools" (1965) 150 mins
Directed by Stanley Kramer
When an eclectic group of passengers boards a cruise ship bound for pre-war Germany, they form a microcosm of 1930s society.
Explore Melbourne survivor testimonies and artefacts through these three Digibooks created in partnership with ABC Splash.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre recently held a ceremony of recognition to mark the inordinate act of courage of Mrs Constance Koster, a 95-year-old Melbourne-based Dutch woman. Mrs Koster’s story is remarkable.
As a young girl serving in the Dutch underground, she smuggled many Jewish babies and children to safety during the Nazi occupation.