“The Rescuers” Public Program

In conjunction with the exhibition the Melbourne Holocaust Museum is presenting a month-long public program including lectures, discussion panels and films involving academics, mental health practitioners, community-aid workers and leading members of the Jewish and wider communities.  These events will cover a range of topics pertinent to the exhibition and current world events.

Public Program
Thursday 26 July, 12.00pm: “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage” by Leora Kahn (USA).
Sunday 29 July, 4.00pm: “Stories of rescues in Genocide in Bosnia, Cambodia and Rwanda” by Leora Kahn (USA).
Tuesday 31 July, 7.30pm: “Upstanders and Bystanders” by Leora Kahn (USA).
Wednesday 1 August, 7.30pm: “When Good Breaks Out during Genocide:
Righteousness in the Face of Evil”
by Prof Paul Bartrop.
Thursday 2 August, 7.00pm: MHM Film Club screening of “The Last Survivor” (2010).
Sunday 5 August, 4.00pm: “Rescuing one’s own humanity in the Bosnian genocide: Srdjan Aleksic did it,
the UNPROFOR did not”
by Dr Hariz Haililovich.
Tuesday 7 August, 7.30pm: “Genocide, Rescue and Reconciliation in Rwanda” by Sue Hampel.
Thursday 9 August, 7.30pm: “Standing Up Against Injustice” by Gary Samowitz.
Sunday 12 August, 4.00pm: “Helping our youth to become rescuers: what are the necessary attitudes,
skills and considerations”
by Zvi Civins.
Tuesday 14 August, 7.30pm: “Raphael Lemkin” by Dr Donna-Lee Frieze. CANCELLED
Thursday 16 August, 7.30pm: “Rebuilding shattered lives – reflections on 25 years
working with refugees to Australia”
by Paris Aristotle AM.
Sunday 19 August, 4.00pm: “Cambodia – a case of Autogenocide” by Prof Maurice Eisenbruch.
Tuesday 21 August, 7.00pm: MHM Film Club screening of “Army of Crime” (2009).

Proudly sponsored by:


George & Freda Castan Families Charitable Foundation


The Nordia Foundation

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