Dunera 80th anniversary

September 4, 2020 by Henry Greener-The Shtick
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Dunera Association’s President Ron Reichwald is celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the landing of the Dunera in Sydney with over 2,500 German and Austrian Jewish male refugees, destined for internment as enemy aliens at camps in Hay (NSW), Loveday (SA) and Tatura (Vic), after being selected in England, where a German invasion was imminent. VIDEO.

Henry Greener and Ron Reichwald

The Dunera Story has become a legendary tale of individual heroism, success and outstanding achievement by many of the Dunera boys, with a TV Movie in 1985 starring Bob Hoskins and Warren Mitchell, written and directed by Ben Lewin and produced by Bob Weis.

As well, books written about the interesting stories and personalities include “Dunera Lives” and many articles and research papers. Some of the Dunera Boys mentioned by Ron include Fred Lowen, Felix Werder, Franz Stampfl, Henry Talbot, Hans Axel, Karl Duldig and Barney Barnett. Also, we mention Chabad of Frankston and Mornington, which is Ron’s closest shule, run by Rabbi Levi and Rivka Bondar.

 

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