About this event
For centuries, Poland was home to the largest Jewish diaspora in the world. When Germany occupied Poland in World War II, many Polish Jewish people faced extreme hardship and horror. Whilst many of us are familiar with the holocaust, we may be less familiar with the Warsaw Ghetto uprising that occurred in 1942. In protest against the deportations that were happening in the Warsaw Ghetto at the time, several underground Jewish organisations created an armed self – defense unit.
To help explain their story and its influence nowadays, we have invited Mary Seidler and Joanna Fikus from the POLIN Museum in Poland. Together they will be exploring the complex history of the Polish Jewish diaspora, from their emigration to the US and Australia, to the importance of preserving the memory of all those who perished in World War II.
Mary and Joanna will discuss:
- The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign and how you can get involved.
- The Polish Jewish diaspora in Australia and the US.
- POLIN Museum newest core exhibition: The Legacy Gallery.
Melbourne, AU – Wed 17th March @ 7:30 AM AEDT
New York, USA – Tues 16th March @ 3:30 PM EST
7:30 am - 8:00 am