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Sunday, June 13 • 6:05pm - 7:00pm
The Holocaust as an Australian story

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The session will focus on the connections between the Australian population and the Holocaust. I will focus mainly on family and community networks that existed between recent Jewish immigrants in Australia, and their relatives who remained in Nazi Europe during the Holocaust. I aim to show that Australia and its population were part of the global Holocaust geography. Almost 9,000 Jewish refugees arrived in Australia before the war, but almost all of them left behind in Europe close family relatives, in some cases even their spouses, husbands, or children. I will discuss how these recent migrants attempted to use family connections to bring their relatives to Australia, or support them in other ways when the immigration routes closed. I will demonstrate that there was a community in Australia that was deeply involved in the Holocaust, and argue that the Holocaust was a part of our history.

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Jan Lanicek

Jan Lanicek is a Senior Lecturer in European and Jewish History at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He has published widely on the Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2021 he is a Fellow in the State Library of NSW.

Sunday June 13, 2021 6:05pm - 7:00pm AEST
Classroom 3
  History and memory