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Museum After Five

Join us for a series of events In Conversation with Holocaust survivors, educators and curators.

We are excited to launch the Museum After Five program coinciding with South Australia’s History Festival in May 2022.

To book, click here or use the form at the bottom of the page.

5 May 2022

Holocaust Survivor, Andrew Steiner, OAM in conversation with Tamas Lorincz, Education Coordinator 

Creativity, love, and compassion: How the Scars of History created Andrew Steiner, the Artist, Educator and Historian

With their Australian visas in their hands, the Steiner family believed they were going to be free soon. It was not to be. Eleven-year-old Andrew, together with his parents and sister, were to experience hiding and taking enormous risks every minute of every day to survive the increasingly brutal attack on the Hungarian Jews by the Nazi regime. In this conversation, Andrew will talk about how the events he experienced as a child inspired him to bear testimony for a better, more compassionate world through his art, and his work as an educator with South Australian teachers and students.

12 May 2022

Museum volunteer Dr Lucy Stone in conversation with Pauline Cockrill, Curator

Through the Eyes of a Child: The Holocaust and Children’s Art and Literature

One of our museum volunteers, Dr Lucy Stone, recently completed her PhD at Newcastle University in the UK, on the childhood drawings of Judith Kerr (1923-2019) and Tomi Ungerer (1931-2019), two major figures in children’s literature and Holocaust education, and who themselves were children in exile in the Nazi era. In this conversation, Lucy will talk about the significance of these authors’ childhood drawings as formative pieces of their work, and how they can help us understand the art they made as adults. Lucy and Pauline will also discuss how these and other similar drawings, when looked at as historical documents, can help us understand how exile and war affect children emotionally.

19 May 2022

Holocaust Survivor, Eva Temple in conversation with Tamas Lorincz, Education Coordinator 

‘I don’t remember what happened to me’: Turning Tragedy into Important Life Lessons

One of the youngest survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Eva Temple shares her story and how she has spent decades piecing together what happened to her family. Eva’s story is a powerful reminder of the damage the Holocaust has done to the most innocent and powerless. Eva has been sharing her story with students and adults to pay tribute to her grandmother, who kept a 10-month-old baby alive for eight months, but died a few days after liberation once she knew that Eva had been rescued. Eva has been talking to students to inspire them with her story and help them realise that they always have a choice to do the right thing; and no matter how hard it is, it is worth it.

26 May 2022

Curator, Pauline Cockrill, in conversation with Kathy Baykitch, Centre Director

Untold Stories: Jewish Adelaide and the Holocaust

Curator of the permanent exhibition at the Adelaide Holocaust Museum, Pauline Cockrill has been continuing to
research the stories of those Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors who made South Australia home, after
escaping Europe. In this conversation, Pauline shares some of the compelling hidden stories of those who
settled in South Australia, increasing the state’s dwindling Jewish community by a third; the many individuals
and organisations who sought to help them; as well as the great contribution to our state’s cultural, social and
economic life by these ‘New Australians’. She outlines the process of finding and recording these stories and
how they might be used in the future.

The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation, past, present and future, and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. AHMSEC stands on Kaurna land.

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