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10th of Tevet

Today, the 18th of December 2018, is the 10th of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar. This fast day commemorates the siege on Jerusalem by the Babylonian armies and the eventual …

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Survivor Portraits – Kuba Enoch

This month we introduce Kuba Enoch. Kuba was born in 1926 in Krakow, Poland. In 1939, when Kuba was 13 years old, Germany invaded Poland. It was at this young …

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Chanukah Greetings

Chanukah is a time when we remember the attempted suppression of Jewish culture and celebrate Jewish resistance and resilience. Chanukah of 1945 was the first time that Jewish refugees, recently liberated …

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Survivor Portraits – Gaby de Leon

This month we introduce Gaby de Leon. Gaby was born in 1927 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In April 1941, Yugoslavia was invaded by Axis powers. They each established their own occupation zone …

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Museum Condemns Attack on Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh

In response to the attack on the congregation of The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday, the Sydney Jewish Museum condemns this violent and fatal antisemitic act and …

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Children’s Week 2018

This week is Children’s Week. Thousands of children from different locations and backgrounds come through the Sydney Jewish Museum every year with their schools. Most of them have the opportunity …

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Bobba Knows Best – A language without words

Grandmothers perform different roles in different families. Every grandchild will have a different name for their grandmother; something deriving from geographical origins, or ages-old habits that stick over time. Sometimes …

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Sydney Jewish Museum receives TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence

We are excited to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, the Sydney Jewish Museum has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This Certificate recognises hotels, restaurants and attractions that …

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KEEP THEIR VOICE ALIVE | Community Stories

As the publishing arm of the Sydney Jewish Museum, Community Stories is frequently responsible for giving life to stories which might otherwise have gone unread and unheard. It is the …

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Survivor Portraits – Ilse Charny

This month we introduce Ilse Charny. Ilse was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1928. Ilse was born to a comfortable middle-class family. Her father, Salm Zilbersain, was a prominent dentist and …

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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 | The story of Eva Soschko

Not all Holocaust survivors can stand up and tell their story to adult and student groups. There are many survivors who are not necessarily the well-known faces of the Sydney …

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History Week 2018 – Beneath the Art Deco Ceiling

The theme of History Week for 2018 is Life and Death. This theme speaks intimately to the Sydney Jewish Museum, the space and the stories told in it. The Museum is …

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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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NAIDOC Week: William Cooper’s legacy

This week is #NAIDOCWeek. The roots of NAIDOC Week can be traced back to the 1920s and 30s, when Aboriginal rights groups took formation and staged boycotts and marches on …

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Survivor Portraits – John Gruschka

This month we introduce John Gruschka. John was born in Aussig, Czechoslovakia in 1924. John grew up in the German-speaking park of Czechoslovakia, where there was a small but significant …

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International Museum Workers Day: A Profile on Resident Historian Konrad Kwiet

Thursday 28 June is International Museum Workers Day. On this day, we recognise our longest serving staff member, Resident Historian Emeritus Professor Konrad Kwiet, whose service to the Sydney Jewish …

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World Refugee Day: Bridging the gap

Today is World Refugee Day: an annual global day of commemoration and a vehicle through which to raise awareness about issues affecting refugees. It is also a time to celebrate  …

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Holocaust survivor awarded Order of Australia Medal

The Sydney Jewish Museum is proud to announce that Holocaust survivor Yvonne Engelman, long-serving volunteer at the Sydney Jewish Museum since its inception in 1992, was recognised on the Queen’s …

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