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KEEP THEIR VOICE ALIVE | The Children’s Memorial

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 …

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KEEP THEIR VOICE ALIVE | SJM Voices app

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 …

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Survivor Portraits – Vera Faludi

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 …

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Survivor Portraits – Tom Fleming

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 …

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Justice in Australia – A special visitor

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 …

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Did You Know: The Polish Catholic midwife of Auschwitz

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, …

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Anzac Day – A day of remembrance

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. …

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Yom HaShoah – We Remember

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 …

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Toilet humour

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 …

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Survivor Portraits – Egon Sonnenschein

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 …

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Survivor Portraits – George Grojnowski

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 …

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A Tribute to Mala Sonnabend

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 …

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Material evidence

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 …

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Survivor Portraits – Paul (Pavel) Drexler

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 …

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Survivor Portraits – Jacqueline Dale (nee Feldman)

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). …

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Can you spot a fake?

Can you spot a fake? Star of David armband worn by ghetto police (fake) and Jewish ghetto police desk seal (fake) If you were shopping in a market in Thailand …

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