All posts tagged ghetto

Explore China’s Jewish history

THE first Jews to settle in China are believed to have been traders from Persia travelling on the Silk Road in the 10th century who settled in the city of

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 […]

Memories of life in the shtetl

ON a Sunday afternoon, in a single-fronted terrace in Carlton, my mother sings Avremele un Yosele. It could be any Sunday afternoon in the 1950s and 1960s. She sings as […]

Keeping the memory alive

AN eyewitness account of the destruction of Vilna Jewry during World War II was published by Mendel Balberyszski in 1967. Born in Vilna, Lithuania, he was one of a few […]