All posts tagged Elie Wiesel

Shoah education program captivates Parkdale pupils

Parkdale Secondary College in Melbourne has hosted a Holocaust Remembrance Service, part of a federal government pilot program involving Monash and Deakin universities.

Learning to love and respect one another

RECENTLY the Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered his first major speech to the party faithful in Albury, on the Murray River. One biblically literate commentator labelled it "The Sermon on the Murray". He likened the PM's remarks to a sermon because it sought to bring about national healing after the damaging blood-lettings and acrimonious manoeuvrings that have plagued politics in Australia for several weeks. 

High achieving Jewish students

LAST year, almost 51,000 Victorian students completed their VCE – and on Tuesday morning, 13 Jewish students were among the 274 highest achievers presented with VCE Premiers Awards by Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino.

Standing shoulder to shoulder with survivors

WHEN asked by his students what would happen when there were no survivors left to tell the story, Elie Wiesel replied, “Just think, perhaps you are the only hope I have. Fulfil it.”And in the face of the rampant misuse and trivialisation of the Holocaust, he urged us not only to study history’s darkest chapter, but to do the following, “Listen to the survivors and respect their wounded sensibility. Open yourselves to their scarred memory, and mingle your tears with theirs. Stop insulting the dead.”

Wiesel mourned

Politicians and Jewish leaders have lauded Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous voice of Holocaust survival, who died aged 87 last Saturday (July 2).

Elie Wiesel

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel dies

Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and activist against racism who survived the Holocaust, died at the age of 87.

A quarter-of-a-century on air

VETERAN journalist and producer Nitza Lowenstein, who has carved out a niche for herself broadcasting about Jewish life and culture with SBS National Radio’s Hebrew program, is getting ready to mark 25 years with the network this year.