Tragedy and Triumph

May 1, 2019 by David Marlow
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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.

Freda Hodge

In the aftermath of World War ll, Jewish survivors of the Holocaust started recording their terrible experiences under the Nazi regime.

Freda Hodge’s presentation will focus on the retrieval of the early and contemporaneous voices of those attempting to find a new life after surviving the Shoah. The eyewitness accounts serve as important historical documents, as well as memorials to the six million Jews murdered by the Germans.

Freda Hodge has published articles in academic journals and presented papers at conferences. Fluent in Yiddish and Hebrew, she is a volunteer at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne where she conducts interviews with survivors and their families.

Her book, ‘Tragedy and Triumph’, was published by Monash University Publishing.

She is currently working on another book, which also concerns the early testimonies provided by Jewish Survivors of the Second World War, including testimonies recorded in Melbourne by a YIVO committee shortly after the arrival of a number of refugees between 1945 and 1948.

Date: Thursday 30 May

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Temple Beth Israel

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