All posts tagged Australian War Memorial

Shoah survivors ‘inspire us’

ONE year after commencing his directorship of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson had one of the most meaningful experiences of his life.

Nelson to headline Sydney’s Yom Hashoah commemoration

AN injection of youth participation, a distinguished keynote speaker in Dr Brendan Nelson, and free events in three parts of Sydney that share the theme of Memorials and Memories will make for a powerful and diverse Yom Hashoah commemoration program commencing later this month.

Honouring our fallen Diggers

JEWISH history was made in our nation's capital last Sunday when Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove officially unveiled the first ever Australian Jewish War Memorial (AJWM), which commemorates all 341 Jewish Diggers who are known to have died on active service for their country from 1900 to today.

Survivor portraits on show at AWM

Photographic portraits of six Australian Holocaust survivors have been purchased by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, with four featuring in an exhibition to be launched on October 11.

Monash: An example to us all

Australian War Memorial director Dr Brendan Nelson not only focused on Monash's Jewishness, but attributed his character and leadership to his embodiment of Jewish values.

Monash sculpture unveiled in Canberra

A sculpture commemorating the pivotal role of General Sir John Monash in World War I has been unveiled at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to mark the centenary of the landmark Battle of Hamel.

‘Don’t name seat for anti-Semite’

AN acclaimed scholar of the life of General Sir John Monash has attacked the naming of a federal electorate after an anti-Semitic historian who undermined Australia's greatest citizen officer.

Last Post honour for WWI Jewish Digger Levy

The Australian War Memorial has honoured a World War I Jewish Digger, Sergeant Albert Levy, on the centenary of his death in the Battle of Amiens, dedicating a Last Post ceremony in tribute.

Survivors and leaders mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD) was marked with poignant and moving commemorations in Sydney and Melbourne on January 28.

Recognising Indigenous role

TEARS were shed at a moving ceremony in Sydney last Sunday, when Jewish federal MP Julian Leeser presented certificates to 12 descendants of Indigenous men who served in Australian Light Horse brigades during the WWI Sinai-Palestine campaign.