All posts tagged Auschwitz

A walk to remember

EACH year more than 10,000 people from around the world descend on Auschwitz to take part in March of the Living (MOTL). Coinciding with Yom Hashoah last week, together they took the three-kilometre walk to Birkenau – a silent tribute to all victims of the Holocaust. 

Holocaust victim’s story told on Instagram

MILLIONS of people have been flocking to Instagram, transfixed by the story of a Jewish teenager … during the Holocaust.

Kurt’s march for Judaism

Unlocking a family secret that was buried generations ago sent Kurt Brown on an unexpected journey. Sophie Deutsch reports.

VIC premier samples new VR tour of Auschwitz

"A profoundly moving experience" is how Premier Daniel Andrews described to The AJN his sampling of a new virtual reality (VR) tour of Auschwitz that will help future generations understand the horror of the Holocaust.

Forging partnerships to fight injustice

After participating in the AUJS Holocaust Education Tour, I am now confident that AUJS will no longer protest against antisemitism on campus alone.

‘We are still here’

This Yom Hashoah marks the 30th anniversary of March of the Living. Participants from over the years share their very personal highs and lows with Rebecca Davis.

Kitia Altman mourned

ONE of Australia's most compelling voices of Holocaust survival was stilled this week, with the death of Kitia Altman, at 95.

A child survivor’s story

Through the kindness of strangers, toddler Francine Lazarus was able to survive World War II, and recounted her amazing story to Yael Brender.

MONA founder sorry for ‘sloppy’ Auschwitz comment

FOUNDER of MONA, David Walsh, has apologised for a blog post in which he called people who visit the Auschwitz concentration camp “creepy f***s”.

Lermer mourned

TOUGHENED by his devastating journey through the Shoah, but summoning a spirit of optimism and reconciliation – that is how family, friends and colleagues at the Jewish Holocaust Centre remember Willy Lermer.