Erwin Rado and the Melbourne Film Festival
The Lamm Jewish Library of Australia proudly presents a lecture by Emeritus Professor Andrew Markus, accomplished historian and academic.
Hear about the remarkable life of Erwin Rado, including his early years in Hungary, his migration to Australia, and his post-war experiences as a highly educated immigrant. Despite facing numerous challenges, Rado made a significant contribution to Australian life.
ABOUT ERWIN RADO:
Erwin Rado, the founding father of the Melbourne Film Festival, was a Hungarian Jew who moved to Australia with his wife in 1939. After serving in the Australian army during World War II, he established a photography studio and became the first paid Director of the Melbourne Film Festival in 1956. Under his leadership, the festival became globally recognized as a premier film exhibition. Erwin passed away in 1988 at the age of 73.
ABOUT ANDREW MARKUS:
Andrew Markus is an accomplished historian and academic, specialising in Australian immigration history. He is a leading authority on the experiences of immigrants in Australia, particularly those who arrived in the post-war period.
DATE & TIME:
Wednesday 21 June 2023 - 6:30 PM
The Lamm Jewish Library of Australia
Address will be sent out to participants prior to event.