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 Centre will be presenting a special function on 'Jews of Greece and the Holocaust: Personal Testimony'.
Lola Putt, survivor of Auschwitz, will be interviewed in English about Jewish life in Thessaloniki prior to the Second World War by Gregoria Boursinos, Greek-speaking Jewish Holocaust Centre volunteer guide. Lola will be joined by her sister, Maria Curtis, who went into hiding during the Holocaust.
The JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, Cheryl Koenig OAM, will give a lecture on "My Australian Story".
Cheryl Koenig OAM, is a Sydney-based writer and motivational speaker.
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.
Important Announcement for recipients of compensation payments from Germany.
Registered recipients of German compensation can have their ‘Life Certificates’ endorsed officially at the Jewish Holocaust Centre on Thursday 30 July, between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre will be screening the film Beatriz's War (A Guerra Da Beatriz) (2013) 98 mins.
Directed by Luigi Acquisto & Bety Reis.
East Timor’s award - winning first feature film, Beatriz’s War (A Guerra da Beatriz), is the haunting, passionate story of one woman’s conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought.
JHC Social Club guest speaker, Sam Tatarka, President of the Zionist Council of Victoria, will give a lecture on “BDS - Its impacts, real and imagined”.
Sam Tatarka is President of the Zionist Council of Victoria, roof body of 52 communal Jewish organisations that consider Israel and Zionism central to their activities. He was first elected to the honorary position of President in November 2010 at the Council’s Annual Assembly and reelected in November 2012 for a further two-year term.
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.