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Sir John Monash: True Jew and Patriot?
January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
In True Jews and Patriots ‚Äì Australian Jews and World War One, Sir John Monash is used as an exemplar of the extraordinary situation for Jews in Australia during the nineteenth century up until WW1.Join exhibition curator Dr Deborah Rechter as she chairs a conversation between Dr Clare Wright – historian, author and broadcaster and John Moore – producer of the documentary Monash: The Forgotten Anzac. Together they will introduce the notion of the social laboratory and discuss the conditions for Jews in Australia, their participation in WW1 and the astonishing situation of having a Jew as the Commander in Chief of the Australian Army.
Date: Thursday 23 July 2015
Time: 7.45pm (complementary viewing exhibition of True Jews and Patriots ‚Äì Australian Jews and World War One from 7pm)
Venue: Jewish Museum of Australia ‚Äì 26 Alma Rd St Kilda
Cost: $10 Museum member / $15 General
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