Monday, August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

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.

Jewish migration to Australia peaked in the post-war years. According to the Census, the Jewish population 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.

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.

Monday, August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

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