You are cordially invited to join us for the first Australia-wide commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January at 7pm. Join the Jewish Communities and Museums of Australia to heed the action to shine our own ‘light’ on intolerance and injustices that continue to prevail.
You are invited to join in the first Australia-wide commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January at 7pm AEDT (VIC, NSW, TAS & ACT).
Holocaust Museums across Australia are uniting to present a moving and memorable commemoration. This online event will illuminate ways that we can all be a light for humanity in the darkness, through the inspiring words of Holocaust survivors and leaders in society.
Minister the Hon. Scott Morrison MP; The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP; Senator The Hon. Penny Wong; The Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG; Holocaust Survivor Olga Horak OAM; Gideon Reisner, CEO of Stand Up; and Mr. John Gandel AC, Chair of Gandel Philanthropy and ambassador for universal Holocaust education in Australia. They will deliver inspiring messages which focus on remembrance of the Holocaust with a view to the current human rights landscape and hope for the future.
The most powerful part of this event will include Holocaust survivors from NSW, SA, VIC, ACT, TAS, WA and QLD participating in a unique candle lighting ceremony to ensure that the memory of the 6 million murdered in the Holocaust, are never forgotten.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre Melbourne, Sydney Jewish Museum, Adelaide Holocaust Museum, Queensland Holocaust Museum, Holocaust Institute of WA, Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors & Descendants have joined forces to deliver this nationwide virtual event.
Gandel Philanthropy, one of Australia’s largest independent family philanthropic funds, provided generous financial and in-kind support to enable this special commemoration to come to fruition. The Gandel family have been a long-standing ambassador and advocate for Holocaust education in Australia, including through the world-class Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators. We also thank The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, Multicultural Affairs, who also kindly gave financial support for this event.