Volume 35 No. 1 – April 2013

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Our latest edition of Centre News includes a plethora of interesting articles, among them Bunhom (Hom) Chhorn’s chilling account, delivered in January on United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day, of the Cambodian genocide, of which he is a child survivor. Accounts from the autobiographical novel of Maria Lewit and from Maria Censor’s autobiography, both based on their experiences during the Holocaust, provide a vignette of the turmoil and trauma of living under Nazi rule.

A host of other articles covering a variety of subjects and personal experiences, among them Rachel Croucher’s fascinating personal journey, Adam Brown’s piece, ‘What about the women?’ and an account of MHM curator and head of collections’ visit to Vienna and Berlin make excellent reading. Rachel is a volunteer researcher at the Centre, and Adam, a Deakin University academic, is a MHM consultant.

This issue of Centre News includes an overview of the recent re-enactment of the 1938 historic William Cooper Aboriginal protest which took place shortly after Kristallnacht, the text of Nina Bassat’s keynote address on rescue and courage to care, delivered on the occasion of the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day, and of Saba Feniger’s presentation at the annual Betty and Shmuel Rosenkranz oration last November. The Anne Frank exhibition, to which there has been an overwhelming response, is also given coverage in our publication.

We hope that you enjoy this edition of Centre News.