Permanent Holocaust exhibition in Canberra

December 2, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
Read on for article

The Australian War Memorial has launched a new permanent exhibition “The Holocaust: witnesses and survivors”.

Survivors Cesia and Abe Goldberg with ACT Chabad Rabbi Shmueli Feldman

Survivors Cesia and Abe Goldberg with ACT Chabad Rabbi Shmueli Feldman

Australian War Memorial director Dr Brendan Nelson has told media that it is the museum’s responsibility to remind Australians the Holocaust was possible because of a “majority indifference to the plight of a minority.”

Margaret Beadman, Brendan Nelson and Rabbi Shmueli Feldman

Margaret Beadman, Brendan Nelson and Rabbi Shmueli Feldman

It is understood that up to 35,000 survivors made Australia their home after WWII.

The Canberra Times reported that the exhibition includes video testimony, survivor’s belongings, identity cards, faded Stars of David and confronting images taken by late Australian war artist Alan Moore of the conditions in the Bergen-Belsen camp when it was liberated.

 

Comments

One Response to “Permanent Holocaust exhibition in Canberra”
  1. Serge Liberman says:

    Yasher koach to all who worked towards faciitating this permanent Holocaust exhibition at Canberra’s War memorial.

    Serge Liberman

Speak Your Mind

Comments received without a full name will not be considered
Email addresses are NEVER published! All comments are moderated. J-Wire will publish considered comments by people who provide a real name and email address. Comments that are abusive, rude, defamatory or which contain offensive language will not be published

    Rules on posting comments