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University of Adelaide student internship

We are delighted to have just completed hosting our first internship of a student from the University of Adelaide.

History undergraduate Marie Blefari worked with us since July this year. She has been doing invaluable work updating the database that our Curator Pauline Cockrill has been compiling, which now amounts to almost 200 names of Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors who called South Australia home.

Marie ably reorganised and amended numerous research files as well as focussing particularly on the handful of Jewish refugee doctors who came here to complete the special shortened medical degree that was unique to Adelaide University at the time. She found several useful photographs and records in the University archives, and wrote up short bios for use in our future online database. Her endeavours will also help underpin the work being done to develop a new exhibition on South Australian Holocaust survivors.

Marie will be studying for a Masters in Education next year and we send her all good wishes for her future career. If you are interested in an internship or volunteering with us next year, please get in touch with our Centre Director Kathy Baykitch at kbaykitch@ahmsec.org.au to discuss available opportunities.

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