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Exhibit tracks lives of Child Holocaust Survivors

  By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia — There are Child Holocaust Survivor Groups around the world to provide forums and support for Child survivors, now most of them aged in their 80’s and 90s. In Australia they are loosely affiliated with their local Holocaust Museums and Educational Centers. The Melbourne Child Survivors Group has created […]

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SDJW thanks June, early July contributors

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers whose bylines and photo credit lines appeared during the month of June and the first few days of July on its website.  They included: David Amos Stephen Hazan Arnoff Laurie Baron David Bedein Edwin Black Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Donald […]

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Monash recalled at Australian shrine

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia — For over six decades I have been involved in a wide range of organizations in both the Jewish and general community as a volunteer.  Recently I added a new interest to the range.  I have become a volunteer guide at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. It is important to […]

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SDJW thanks its May contributors

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers and photographers whose bylines appeared during the month of May on its website. They were: David Amos Laurie Baron Caren Besner Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Abraham Foxman Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Tony Klug Steve Kramer Lloyd […]

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Australian B’nai B’rith unit turns 70

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia — In a turbulent, ever changing world, for an organization to survive seventy years and still be strong and vibrant is an impressive achievement. This was emphasised Sunday, May 24, when B’nai B’rith Victoria celebrated its 70th birthday with a “gala Birthday Party” in front of almost 250 attendees. The […]

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B’nai B’rith marks 70th year in Australia

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia — The lights of the B’nai B’rith Menorah were snuffed out across Europe in the late 1930’s, when the forces gathering to inflict the tragedy of the Holocaust disbanded the organisation. The majority of European B’nai B’rith members perished in the Holocaust, but a handful managed to find safe havens in […]

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Thoughts of a Survivor on 70th anniversary of liberation

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia — Some dates on the calendar have greater significance than others, particularly if they mark a special event, or more importantly are associated with an event that denotes a major landmark in one’s life. 5th May 2015 is indeed such a day in my own life and the life of […]

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San Diego Jewish World authors: Garry Fabian

Editor’s Note: San Diego Jewish World is fortunate to have among its contributors the authors of many books. To acquaint you with them, and their literary output, we will from time to time offer articles by the authors telling of their works.  This article is by Garry Fabian, a Holocaust survivor who became active in B’nai […]

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On that Passover, Jews went over the Sea

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia — Every year for times immemorial one of the features of a Seder is the parting of the seas, when the Children of Israel left Egypt. One year our Seder also featured the seas, but with a difference. We were on a cruise on the Queen Mary 2, sailing from Melbourne, […]

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Memoir of a survivor of the Terezin ghetto

A LOOK BACK OVER MY SHOULDER (Second Edition March 2014)   Editor’s Note: In 1936 Garry Fabian’s family fled Germany to Czechoslovakia, hoping to escape Nazi persecution, but in vain. By 1942 Garry, aged eight, was interned in Theresienstadt. He was to spend till May 1945 in that ‘model’ concentration camp and was one of […]

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Holocaust Survivor Fabian is feted by Germans

Editor’s Note: Holocaust Survivor Garry Fabian, on the invitation of several German Foundations, recently returned to his native Stuttgart and other German cities  from Australia, where he took refuge after liberation from Theresienstadt.  Fabian  kept a journal on the trip, excerpts from which we reprint here. By Garry Fabian 21-22 January Departed Melbourne at 10.30pm […]

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After World War II, what became of the Bund?

The International Jewish Labor Bund After 1945 by Charles Slucki;  Rutgers University Press 2012 By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia – An academic based here, Charles Slucki, notes in his recent book that the Jewish Labor Bund was one of the major political forces in early 20th Century Eastern Europe. But the decades after the Second […]

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An idealistic look at politics from an Australian friend of Israel

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia — The political scene in general, and politicians in particular in  most democracies have come to be seen as having lost any semblance of any idealism, and young people have turned away from becoming involved in the broader political life of their countries in any meaningful way. Yes we have […]

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A tourist’s impressions of Jewish Cape Town

By Garry Fabian CAPE TOWN, South Africa — While the Jewish population in South Africa has diminished over the last decade as many have emigrated to the US, Australia, Israel and other parts of the world, there is still a substantial number living in the country. We recently spent a week in Cape Town, where there […]

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