All posts tagged Jewish Holocaust Centre

Divers search Danube for holocaust victims

NEWS that divers from Israeli search-and-rescue organisation ZAKA are this week searching the River Danube in Hungary for the remains of Holocaust victims shot nearly 75 years ago has been welcomed by survivors in Australia.

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

Orator to look back 80 years

VISITING US scholar Professor Michael Berenbaum will discuss how the Holocaust is viewed in today's world when he delivers this year's Betty and Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration to commemorate Kristallnacht. Marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi pogrom that shook German and Austrian Jewry to its foundations, Berenbaum will speak from his perspective as a Holocaust scholar, rabbi, writer and filmmaker.

Survivors, Jewish Holocaust Centre honoured at Government House

Victorian Governor Linda Dessau and her husband Anthony Howard extended the hospitality of Government House to Melbourne's Shoah survivors last Thursday, with guides and staff from the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) invited to a morning tea.

Burnside to meet survivor

PROMINENT human rights barrister Julian Burnside (pictured) has accepted an invitation from the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) to speak with Holocaust survivor Moshe Fiszman and attend the Jewish Holocaust Centre following a controversial tweet he shared late last month. 

Survivor’s tribute to Japanese diplomats

A Jewish woman sheltered by two senior Japanese consular officials in Berlin during World War II has recounted their bravery at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne.

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.

Holocaust organisations unite

A REGIONAL body to coordinate Holocaust commemorative and educational organisations in Australia, New Zealand and south east Asia, has been launched at a landmark conference.

Melbourne reflects on Night of Broken Glass

On November 9, Melbourne's Jewish community commemorated the 79th anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass, when a Nazi pogrom against Jews swept through Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland.

MOTL founders honoured

HOLOCAUST educators Sue Hampel and Frances Prince have each been honoured with a Henryk Slawik Award from the Australian Society of Polish Jews and their Descendants.