HCNZ - Upcoming Events

Wednesday 26th April 2pm - L'Dor V'Dor:  Dr Susi Williams: Two Hospitals during WW2
Thursday April 13th 6.30pm - Off to the movies!!  See 'Denial', Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn
Sunday April 30th 3pm - Discussion on Holocaust denial

Beginning May 7th: Adult Education Series: Exploring the Holocaust


Wednesday 26th April at 2 pm

Dr Susi Williams 
Two hospitals during WWII


Silverstream Hospital which was situated at the junction of Upper and Lower Hutt was used from 1942-44 by the American Navy as hospital support for the US Marines who were fighting in the Pacific.   Although the hospital was owned by the Wellington Hospital Board it was staffed by the Americans who became a vital part of the local community.  Some of the patients and staff who were Jewish came to the services at the Synagogue on the Terrace in Wellington and were welcomed into local Jewish households
The Jewish Hospital in Berlin remained open against all odds during World War ll and is still a very respected working and teaching hospital. The remarkable story of how this came about has been well researched by Daniel B. Silver and is also the subject of a travelling exhibition. Patient welfare, staff welfare and the use of the hospital by the Nazis as a collection point for the Concentration Camps will be discussed.
We look forward to seeing Holocaust Centre volunteers, friends and family there.  All welcome!    

Enquiries: please phone Irene Buxton on 384 3305 or 027 376 3744.



Thursday 13th April 6:30pm 
Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn


Come and join a group going along to see the BAFTA Nominated Film Denial.

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

$13.50 a ticket

Payment to bank account 03-0515-0507281-00
Email Name and ticket quantity required to officeadmin@holocaustcentre.org.nz.
By April 11th  Limited seats available.

Follow this up by attending the discussion on Holocaust denial at HCNZ on April 30th. See above.




Let's Talk (More) About... Holocaust Denial
Sunday, 30 April 3-4pm, at HCNZ


In follow-up to the first meeting on March 26th, that resulted in participants' practical suggestions, there was much interest to continue this discussion, hear from others who have also faced Holocaust denial both personally and online, and learn how best to respond when confronted by it.
No RSVP required. Soothing cups of chamomile tea will (again) be available...



Adult Education Series: Exploring the Holocaust

Sundays at 4-5.30 p.m. from 7 May–11 June at HCNZ, 80 Webb Street, Wellington 6011


The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand presents a six-week education series exploring the Holocaust from an inter-disciplinary perspective.  
These workshops are open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of WWII and the Holocaust.


7 May        An Introduction to the Holocaust                 (Dr Giacomo Lichtner)
This session will frame the course by raising key questions about the way the Holocaust has been analysed, understood and remembered. The talk will address: historical antisemitism and the 'roots' of the Holocaust in Europe; historical debates about the nature of Nazi Germany's attempted genocide of the Jews; the liberation of the camps and questions around the 'meaning' and representability of the Holocaust.
14 May      The Invasion of Poland and the Mass Murder of Jews
                  (Steven Sedley and Dr Barbara Woods)

With the occupation of Poland and the invasion of the Soviet Union the number of Jews under German rule increased from about half a million to nearly six million. The policy of expelling or deporting them was no longer viable. A secret programme was implemented to murder all Jews by shooting or gassing in camps established  for this purpose.

21 May         The Holocaust between East and West: Hungary, Romania,                            France and Italy.         
                     (Dr Giacomo Lichtner and Steven Sedley) 

This collaborative session addresses the specific experiences of the Holocaust in two Eastern and two Western European countries, to deepen knowledge of specific cases and complicate simplified notions of the Holocaust as a single concept. How, and why, did each of these countries react to the 'war against the Jews'? And did the Jewish population respond?

28 May      New Zealand and the Holocaust                    (Dr Ann Beaglehole)
How did New Zealand respond to the victims of Nazi persecution in the years 1936-1949?
Topics include: immigration policy; awareness of the concentration camps; and the treatment of Jewish refugees during the war.

4 June       Literature of the Holocaust                          (Dr Monica Tempian)
11 June     The Power of Music                                              (Inbal Megiddo)

The Holocaust affected every aspect of art and music making at the time. It was a means of propaganda, and of resistance and survival.  We will examine the role of music in the Holocaust and how the war continues to influence music in the 20th and 21st centuries. 


For more information or to register go to www.holocaustcentre.org.nz
OR contact office.admin@holocaustcentre.org.nz
Cost:          $60


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