Jewish Leader tells life story to ABC radio

November 20, 2009 by J-Wire Staff
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ABC broadcaster Adam Spencer has been running a series for the past fortnight on ABC 702 called The World In Sydney, in which he invited people who had immigrated to Sydney from different corners of the world to tell their story. Vic Alhadeff told his today.

Vic Alhadeff

Vic Alhadeff

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff was interviewed today.

During the four-minute interview, Alhadeff points out that his parents came from the Island of Rhodes which was Italian at the time but today is Greek territory. His father’s fiancée was sent to Auschwitz, and each believed that the other had perished in the Holocaust – only to discover 50 years later that both had survived.

Alhadeff sees a dotted line from the fact that his grandparents were murdered in the Holocaust to his finding swastikas on his locker at boarding-school in Zimbabwe to his tenure as editor of the Australian Jewish News to his current role as CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.

Hear the interview in full by clicking here

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