The Migration of Holocaust Survivors to Australia (SOLD OUT)
Have you ever wondered why Australia has such a small Jewish population?
Join us for this special event as Professor Andrew Markus explores the complex migration history of Jews and Australia after the Holocaust.
ABOUT THE LECTURE:
Jewish migration to Australia peaked in the post-war years. According to the Census, the Jewish pupulation almost doubled between 1947 and 1961.
In this very special LJLA Learning Event, Andrew Markus will explore the migration opportunities presented to Jews during these years.
Participants will be guided by a rich assembly of historical records, with a specific focus on the role of Australia's first Minister for Immigration, Arthur Calwell, and his successor, Harold Holt.
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:
Monday 21 August 2023 - 6:30 PM
The Lamm Jewish Library of Australia
Address will be sent out to participants prior to event.