Join us in celebrating the 100th birthday of Holocaust survivor Phillip Maisel OAM, and commemorating his tireless work recording the harrowing experiences of other survivors.
Volunteering at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum for more than 30 years, Phillip has recorded survivor testimonies and preserved their voices. Each testimony of survival is a miracle in itself – earning Phillip the nickname the Keeper of Miracles.
In 2021, Phillip was interviewed by Dr. Stephen Smith MBE, former executive director of USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, whose Visual History Archive holds 53,000 testimonies of eyewitnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides.
We invite you to join us in celebrating Phillip’s birthday with a special screening of that interview, and hear Phillip and Stephen discuss Phillip’s work, his legacy, and the lessons of survivor testimony.
To help continue the work of our testimonies department, please consider donating any amount – large or small – in honour of Phillip’s birthday, using the link below. Your generosity ensures we can continue to record survivor testimonies and make them available for education and research purposes.
Date: August 15, 2022
Start Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm