All posts tagged World War II

Raoul Wallenberg

Wallenberg stamp gets green light

AUSTRALIA’S only honorary citizen, Raoul Wallenberg, will be recognised with a postage stamp.
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When the world stood up to Hitler

AS the world marked the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II this week, Jewish ex-servicemen recalled where they were when war broke out and what role they later played in history’s greatest ever conflagration, in which more than 60 million people died, including six million Jews in the Holocaust.

Capt John Harris Samuels

Hero’s medals go on display

THE NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (NAJEX) is set to present a set of medals of a Jewish World War II hero to the Sydney Jewish Museum.


Holocaust horror with Hitchcock touch

FILMMAKER Alfred Hitchcock was known as the master of horror and carved a career out of exploring the darkest depths of the human mind. But there was one true-life atrocity


Villagers unite in wartime rescue

IN December 1942, the Nazis decided the remote mountain village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in the Auvergne region of central-eastern France, would be the ideal place for convalescing German soldiers. Accordingly, […]


Wartime drama in French Alps

MOVIE REVIEW by Don Perlgut. The new movie of the iconic French children’s story Belle and Sebastian has added a fascinating sub-theme of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis into Switzerland […]


Brundibar opera of hope

FOR the past 17 years, ethnomusicologist Dr Joseph Toltz has been researching the music of the Terezin ghetto (Theresienstadt) and the place of the Brundibar opera in the memory of […]


A twist of fate

FOR author Ben Elton, it was an amazing family story that he has wanted to tell for decades, but it was only in recent years that he felt ready to […]


Gleitzman’s final chapter in Holocaust series

SETTING a novel for children around World War II and the Holocaust may seem surprising, yet author Morris Gleitzman has found it a winning formula, with his series of books […]


Spirit of a wartime hero

NOT long before he left England for good, Mark Dapin spent a significant amount of time with his grandfather and his grandfather’s last-surviving war buddies, “just drinking”. The stories they […]