City of Glen Eira Storytelling Festival 2016:
Bearing Witness across the Generations
In conversation with Magda Szubanski and Leah Kaminsky
Award-winning author and historian Clare Wright joins Magda Szubanski and Leah Kaminsky to discuss the various and profound tragedies of war and the resulting intergenerational trauma it can engender.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre Film Club will be screening As If It Were Yesterday (comme si c’etait hier)
Belgium 1980, 85 min, French (English Subtitles)
Directed by Myriam Abramowicz & Esther Hoffenberg
As If It Were Yesterday documents the little-known heroism of the Belgian Resistance who, during the Nazi occupation, hid over 4,000 Jewish children rescuing them from deportation and extermination often at the risk of their own lives.
The JHC Social Club presents guest speaker, Najaf Mazari, who is the well-known and respected co-author of “The Rugmaker of Mazar-E–Sharif”, “The Honey Thief” and “Afghanistan to Australia, an Extraordinary Journey”.
A unique piece of Holocaust history now on display at the Jewish Holocaust Centre.
Long thought lost, the model that was used at the end of the Second World War by a group of Oskar Schindler’s Jewish workers to make a gold ring for him has been found. It lay in the ring-maker’s workshop in Melbourne for more than 50 years.
Oskar Schindler, the hero of Thomas Kenneally’s book, Schindler’s Ark and the Spielberg film,Schindler’s List was a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party who saved Jews by employing them in his factory and treating them humanely. About 1200 Jews were saved by him.
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The Jewish Holocaust Centre will screen 'Camp 32', the movie by Cambodian-born Melbournian, Bunhom (Hom) Cchorn, on Sunday, 18 September, at 2.00pm.
Hom Cchorn, just six years old when he was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge in a concentration camp, returns to his homeland to make a film about the brtual prison where his father and brother were killed and where he was imprisoned at Camp 32, a remote site in Cambodia.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre is delighted to have received a Victorian Multicultural Excellence Award for its 'Hide and Seek: Stories of Survival' education program.
Victoria's Multicultural Awards for Excellence acknowledge outstanding achievements and services of people and organisations who have actively supported cultural diversity and made a real impact in promoting community harmony. The Centre's award was for 'Outstanding practices in education services that raise awareness and support the implementation of civics, citizenship and multicultural education.'