Dani Haski

Inside AJHS: The Helena Mann collection

Rachel Skerys – Master of Information Studies – Charles Sturt University Helena Mann’s story and collection demonstrate an unwavering commitment to Holocaust education and remembrance. As a survivor of the Bergen Belsen concentration camp during the Holocaust, Helena’s journey extended far beyond liberation. Her involvement with the Melbourne Jewish Holocaust Centre from its very establishment

Inside AJHS: The Helena Mann collection Read More »

Inside AJHS: The Marcelle Marks’ collection

Intern Archivist Ava McConnell takes us inside the collection of personal papers of Marcelle Marks, whose research revealed the lives of Jewish farmers across Australia, between the 1850s and the early 2000s. She published the article ‘Jews on the Land: Mutual Farms and Mooringa’, in the Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal in 2019; and she contributed to the exhibition ‘The Jewish Agricultural Experience in the Diaspora’, held at Beth Hatefotsoth in 1983.

Inside AJHS: The Marcelle Marks’ collection Read More »

The Jewish Press of Australia – Steadman 1964

The Australian Jewish Historical Society’s Journal, June 1943, contained an article contributed by the  late Percy J. Marks dealing with the Jewish Press in Australia. In that article, Mr Marks traced the  beginning and the development of Jewish publications in Australia. The original paper on that  subject was read by him before a meeting of the Jewish Literary and Debating Society of Sydney in  1913.

The Jewish Press of Australia – Steadman 1964 Read More »

The Jewish Press of Australia – Marks 1943

…tonight to speak of the Jewish Press of Australia. To an outsider, there would seem hardly sufficient scope for an article on this subject, but I think that although I may not be able to do full justice to the paper, my hearers will be convinced that this subject is really one, if not the chief, source, of the annals of Jewry. The future historian will be largely indebted for his facts to the records of the newspapers, and a careful search through the Jewish Press both of England and Australia will give information that is not otherwise obtainable

The Jewish Press of Australia – Marks 1943 Read More »