Jewish Care launches video for Yom HaShoah

April 20, 2017 by Jenna Chaitowitz
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Jewish Care Victoria has launched its video ‘Lack of Humanity’ to commemorate Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. Lack of Humanity is the 4th video in the ‘Rising From the Ashes’ Holocaust documentary series.   



The emotive video interviews Holocaust survivors who have a relationship with Jewish Care as clients, aged care residents, volunteers and donors. They describe the horrific and cold-blooded scenes they witnessed and experienced during the Holocaust.

The survivors also answer questions including ‘how did their experiences influence their attitudes towards Germans?’ and ‘how do they feel about the world today?’

As Holocaust survivor, Henry Salter said in the video: “If you didn’t go through it, you couldn’t understand.”

Other videos in the series, ‘The Greatest Loss’ and ‘Strength to Survive’ have been accepted by Yad Vashem (The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre) to be included in their collection of films in The Visual Centre.

Additional videos, on a range of topics, will continue to be launched as part of the Rising From the Ashes series. The series aims to highlight how the trauma experienced by Holocaust survivors transcends generations and impacts their children and grandchildren, and to ensure we will never forgot what happened.

Jewish Care connects with thousands of survivors living in Victoria through the Holocaust Survivor Support Program and other community services which addresses their needs in areas such as home and personal care, socialisation, counselling, housing support and assistance to receive restitution pensions and payments. The Program receives funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (‘Claims Conference’).

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