State Honour

Phillip Maisel accepting an award during the 2011 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards Ceremony with the Minister for Ageing, Hon David Davis MP.

Phillip Maisel OAM, 88, of Caulfield North was recently recognised with a 2011 Victoria Senior Achiever Award at Government House. The award was in honour of his work collecting testimonials from Holocaust survivors. Minister for Health and Ageing David Davis said Mr Maisel diligently worked to create a legacy through the Oral Testimonies Project for the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

A Holocaust survivor, Phillip has dedicated the last two decades of his life to videotaping testimonials of other Holocaust survivors and has developed the Oral Testimonies Project for the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne. The project gathers and preserves source material and eye witness accounts and is a rich source of material for current and future researchers on the Nazi era.