Labor Members Visit Sydney Museum

September 28, 2011 by J-Wire Staff
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Labor members of the NSW Parliament have visited the city’s Jewish Museum.

l-r: Jeremy Spinak, Luke Foley, Sophie Cotsis, Greg Donnelly, David Benedikt, Norman Seligman, John Robertson, Walt Secord and Yair Miller

Quiet moment for Walt Secord All pix: Henry Benjamin

Hosted by Yair Miller, the president of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, the parliamentarians including Labor leader John Robertson, were taken on an extensive tour of the Holocaust section of the museum guided by survivor David Benedikt.

Walt Secord told J-Wire: “It was a pleasure to accompany my parliamentary colleagues to the Sydney Jewish Museum. I have watched the growth of the Sydney Jewish Museum from an idea by the late-Mr John Saunders in the late-1980s when I was a young journalist at the Australian Jewish News to its position as one of the most important museums in NSW.

The Sydney Jewish Museum is a world class educational institution promoting tolerance and understanding and fighting prejudice

Even after you have visited the Sydney Jewish Museum six or seven times, it still moves you – especially when your guide is


Yair Miller, John Robertson, Walt Secord and David Benedykt

someone who has personally witnessed, experienced and survived the Shoah.”

Yair Miller was joined in the tour by the NSWJBD’s Jeremy Spinak and accompanied Labor Opposition leader, John Robertson; Labor Upper House Opposition leader, Luke Foley; Shadow Local Government and Industrial Relations spokesperson, Sophie Cotsis, Labor MP, Mr Greg Donnelly and Walt Secord on the tour.

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