From Australia’s Jewish past: John Jacob Cohen – architect, politician and judge

July 11, 2023 by  
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John Cohen was born on 20 December 1859 at Grafton, NSW, the third son of London-born parents Samuel and Rosetta Cohen and one of thirteen children. Read more

Mar-23 7:30pm Melbourne: Australian Jewish Historical Society AGM

March 16, 2023 by  
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To be addressed by Holocaust historian and author Paul Bartrop. Read more

After 80 years, correct headstone to be erected on WWII grave of 15-year-old Jew

September 8, 2021 by  
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In early 1940, thirteen-year-old Jacob Sorsky ran away to sea and joined the Merchant Navy, keen to fight the Nazis. Just two years later he was killed – the second-youngest soldier to die whilst serving in the Australian Army in WWII – and then buried in an unknown grave, on the other side of the world from his family. Read more

Tragedy and Triumph

May 1, 2019 by  
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Author, academic and Jewish Holocaust Centre volunteer Freda Hodge will speak about her book ‘Tragedy and Triumph’ at a joint Australian Jewish Historical Society Vic (AJHS) – Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) event later this month. Read more

Essay competition for Year 10 Students

January 31, 2014 by  
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The Australian Jewish Historical Society Inc. has announced an essay competition, for 2014’s Year 10 students on “An aspect of Jewish Life within Australasia”…and there is $1,000 in store for the winner. Read more