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KEEP THEIR VOICE ALIVE | The Children’s Memorial

The Children’s Memorial is one of the more moving spaces in the Sydney Jewish Museum. Its function is to commemorate the 1.5 million children who were murdered during the Holocaust, …

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KEEP THEIR VOICE ALIVE | SJM Voices app

Hearing a Holocaust survivor story is reported to be most impactful part of a visitor’s experience in the Sydney Jewish Museum. To ensure the stories of the survivors continue to …

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Survivor Portraits – Vera Faludi

This month we introduce Vera Faludi. Vera was born in 1929 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In Sofia, Vera attended an Italian pre-school, a Hungarian school, and then a German school with …

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Survivor Portraits – Tom Fleming

This month we introduce Tom Fleming. Tom was born in 1938 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. With a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous grin on his face, you can still …

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Justice in Australia – A special visitor

Recently, a visitor to the Sydney Jewish Museum revealed that he had worked as a Senior Investigator for the Special Investigations Unit of the Federal Attorney-General’s Department, which was set …

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Did You Know: The Polish Catholic midwife of Auschwitz

Did You Know? Polish Catholic midwife Stanisława Leszczyńska delivered 3,000 babies in Auschwitz from 1940-1945. Stanisława Leszczyńska was born in Lodz, Poland, living in relative peace until the Nazi of …

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Anzac Day – A day of remembrance

Anzac Day is a day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, that honours those who served and died in wars and conflicts. In our current exhibition, Unseen Untold: Our …

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Yom HaShoah – We Remember

This week, we commemorated Yom HaShoah and remember the victims of the Holocaust. Every day the education team at the Sydney Jewish Museum facilitates conversations between Holocaust survivors and school …

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Toilet humour

Hitler’s black ‘toothbrush’ moustache is an easily identifiable feature of this dictator’s face. Numerous cartoonists satirise his distinctive features. David Low, a prominent New Zealand political cartoonist and caricaturist living …

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Survivor Portraits – Egon Sonnenschein

This month we introduce Egon Sonnenschein. Egon was born in 1930 in Ptuj, Yugoslavia. Egon came of age as a fugitive. The softly spoken individual was a child of 10 …

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Survivor Portraits – George Grojnowski

This month, we introduce Holocaust survivor George Grojnowski. George was born in Radziejow, Poland, in 1927, and was incarcerated in Radziejow Ghetto, Czestochowa Ghetto, Rakow Labour Camp and Buchenwald during …

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A Tribute to Mala Sonnabend

This weekend we commemorate the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Liberation of Auschwitz. To remember Holocaust survivor Mala Sonnabend, who was liberated from Auschwitz II-Birkenau and recently passed …

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Material evidence

Last month, Dr Sofia Pantouvaki, Professor of Costume Design, Aalto University, Helsinki visited the Sydney Jewish Museum. She met with survivors and viewed our collection of concentration camp garments. Her …

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Survivor Portraits – Paul (Pavel) Drexler

At the beginning of every month we introduce to you one of the Museum’s treasured Holocaust survivors’ stories. This month, we are featuring Paul Drexler. Born in 1938 in Spacince, …

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Survivor Portraits – Jacqueline Dale (nee Feldman)

At the beginning of every month we will be featuring a treasured Holocaust survivors’ story. This month, we introduce Jacqueline Dale (nee Feldman). Born in 1931 in Paris, Jacqueline was …

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Can you spot a fake?

If you were shopping in a market in Thailand and came across a cheap Kate Spade handbag, you would probably be right in thinking that the bag is a reproduction …

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