Wednesday 4 September
The Sydney Jewish Museum is proud to launch Year of the Dragon, a story written for the younger reader based on the story of Holocaust survivor Ilse Charny.
Ilse escaped from Vienna with her family to Shanghai during World War II. She bases Year of the Dragon on her life as a child in the Shanghai ghetto. As a child, Ilse first perceived the Nazis as dragons, and then the Japanese as dragons–and Ilse herself was born in the Chinese year of the dragon.
Nicky Gluch, who authored the book, and Ilse will both speak about the story and the process of writing Year of the Dragon.
This is a free event but bookings are essential.