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Book Launch: The Dead Still Cry Out – Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

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Book Launch: The Dead Still Cry Out – Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 

Helen Lewis was a child when she found an old suitcase hidden in a cupboard at home. Inside it were the many horrifying photographs she had seen—a record of the atrocities committed at Bergen-Belsen. They belonged to her father, Mike, a British paratrooper and combat cameraman who had filmed the camp’s liberation. Those first images of the Nazis’ crimes, shot by Mike Lewis and others, shocked the world.

In The Dead Still Cry Out, his daughter Helen uses photographs and film stills to reconstruct Mike’s early life and experience of the war, while exploring broader questions; how history and memory are shaped and how anyone can deny the Holocaust in the face of such powerful evidence.

Helen’s book will be launched by Winton Higgins who has cultivated a wide range of interests in his intellectual life; social-democratic theory and practice, genocide studies, with special reference to the Holocaust. He has been a board member of the Australian Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies since its inception in 2000 and teaches a courses on various ethical, social and political topics.

Olga Horak who was liberated at Bergen-Belsen by British soldiers will say a few words, and the ABC Compass program will film Helen handing over the her father’s artifacts to the Museum’s curatorial department for safe keeping.

No charge but booking essential, call 9360 7999 to reserve a place.