Lest We Forget

November 2, 2010 by Community Editor
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The Victorian Association of Jewish ex-Servicemen and Women will hold a minyan at the Melbourne General Cemetery on November 14,  to remember 82 Jewish soldiers who died fighting in the Australian forces in WWI.

An obelisk recording their names was consecrated in the cemetery in 1924 at a service attended by Sir John Monash. In 1947, the names of 62 Victorian Jews who were killed in WWII were inscribed on the base of the obelisk. VAJEX has recently reintroduced the practice of holding a minyan in honour of those Jews who died fighting for Australia.

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