Book Launch: Anna Rosenbaum’s ‘The Safe House Down Under’ at the Embassy of the Czech Republic

Originally posted on the Embassy of the Czech Republic’s website On July 4 the Embassy of the Czech Republic hosted the launch of Anna Rosenbaum’s book The Safe House Down Under, the story of Australia’s immigration policy towards the admission of Czechoslovak refugees trying to escape the Nazi regime. Ondřej Boháč, Chargé d´Affaires a.i. of … Continue reading

Book launch: The Safe House Down Under

The Safe House Down Under: Jewish Refugees from Czechoslovakia in Australia 1938-1944, by Anna Rosenbaum, will be launched at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canberra, Australia on 4 July 2018, 5.30-7 pm. Please join the author, Dr. Anna Rosenbaum, as well as Professor Timothy Bonyhady, Dr James Jupp, and representatives of the Czech … Continue reading

New release on Peter Lang Open: Where Community Happens: The Kibbutz and the Philosophy of Communalism

«Henry Near has spent a lifetime studying utopianism and intentional communities, with a special focus on the kibbutzim of Israel, of which he is the leading historian. This book brings together his thoughtful reflections on the kibbutzim and related topics. It will long be a benchmark in its field.» (Tim Miller, Professor of Religious Studies, … Continue reading

Book launch: The Safe House Down Under

The Safe House Down Under: Jewish Refugees from Czechoslovakia in Australia 1938-1944, by Anna Rosenbaum, will be launched at 2pm on Sunday 18 March at the Sydney Jewish Museum. The main speaker will be Mark Alfred Dreyfus, Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Minister for National Security. Please click here for more information and to RSVP.   … Continue reading

The Safe House Down Under published

After the demise of Czechoslovakia in March 1939, the Jewish population fell victim to Nazi persecution. Hoping to find a safe haven elsewhere in the world, some Czechoslovak Jews turned to Australia to seek refuge. This book focuses on their struggles to survive in life-threatening situations and their efforts to reach the safety of the … Continue reading

The Real Meaning of our Work? published

Youth clubs like the Boys’ Brigade became a trend in the UK in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Jewish community in the UK began their own clubs to educate and entertain young Jews. These clubs mirrored the examples begun within the Christian community and adapted their models of social control by providing … Continue reading

Tune in tonight to hear author Albrecht Dümling on ABC Radio National

Author Albrecht Dümling will be interviewed by Phillip Adams on Late Night Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation National Radio at 10 pm AEST. For more information, and to listen to the broadcast, click here. ‘Of the 9,000 German and Austrian Jewish refugees who made the journey to Australia, at least 100 were talented musicians, … Continue reading

The Vanished Musicians reviewed in Australia’s Limelight magazine

Limelight, Australia’s Classical Music and Arts Magazine, features an article by Clive Paget about The Vanished Musicians: Jewish Refugees in Australia by Albrecht Dümling. Read the article here. The book is being launched at multiple events in Australia in the next few days: SYDNEY TODAY: 23 August — 6 pm Goethe Institute ‘Book Launch: The … Continue reading

Book launches and events for The Vanished Musicians

The Vanished Musicians: Jewish Refugees in Australia by Albrecht Dümling will be launched at multiple events in Australia in late August and early September: SYDNEY 21 August  — 4 pm Emanuel Synagogue ‘From Berlin to Sydney: Jewish Refugee Musicians’ With guest speakers Albrecht Dümling, composer George Dreyfus AM and Anthony Kay and a live music … Continue reading

New publication: The Vanished Musicians

Praise for the German edition: «Dümling has traced a web of connections between yesterday’s Germany and today’s Australia, a history of disgrace, culpability, neglect, unlikely twists of fate and even the occasional happy end.» (Shirley Apthorp, The Australian) «Dümling is probably best known as the curator of Degenerate Music, an important exhibition about Nazi propaganda … Continue reading

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