Stan Marks OAM and Eva Marks with their son Peter, and grandchildren Caitlin Marks and Alistair Marks.

In 2014, Melbourne’s child survivors of the Holocaust created a time capsule to commemorate their organisation’s history. The time capsule was sealed for 50 years and will be reopened in May 2064.

Child survivors with family members, grandchildren and other young friends attended a ceremony on Sunday, 25 May 2014. Photos taken of all those present were the last items to be included in the capsule.

It was the sincere wish of all child survivors that their young friends and grandchildren will be present with their own young families in May 2064 to witness the ‘Closing Ceremony’.

The child survivor time capsule is a testament to all child survivors living and past. The triumphs and the tragedies of the young lives embroiled in the Holocaust should never be forgotten or ever doubted.

Child survivors created their own individual pages for inclusion. These could be a family tree, a poem, a personal story or letters.

Closing date: May 2014

Opening date: May 2064.

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