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Monday, June 8 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Growing up Jewish in Australia

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What was it like growing up Jewish in Australia during world War ll? In this provocative lecture based on her newly published book of the same name, author Helen Wolfers describes the challenges she experienced growing up as the daughter of Jewish immigrants in the xenophobic, virulently anti-Semitic Australia of her childhood. She takes us on a journey which is sure to stir many different reactions amongst its listeners of all generations, especially the children and grandchildren who may never before have heard about this aspect of their parents’ and grandparents’ lives.

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Helen Wolfers

Helen was born in Sydney in 1932 and graduated from Sydney Girls High School in 1949 and from Melbourne University in 1956. She worked for the United Nations population control programs in Singapore, London and New York from 1965 to 1974. She lived in Israel from 1977 to 1994 and... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST