Last week, the Senior students had the opportunity to hear from Vivian Parry, a community worker who has dedicated her career to the plight of Indigenous Australians, asylum seekers and Holocaust survivors. Vivien introduced the students to Aboriginal art with Jewish themes and showed them a film, Ties that Bind: From Auschwitz to Cummeragunja.
The documentary features a conversation between Alf Turner, also known as Uncle Boydie, and Moishe Fiszman, a Holocaust survivor. Turner is the grandson of the Indigenous activist William Cooper, who led a delegation of the Australian Aboriginal League with a petition against the Nazi movement in 1938, following the events of Kristallnacht.
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