On the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Marek Edelman

By Arnold Zable On this day, April 19, 1943, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising broke out, ushering in an extraordinary battle for freedom and dignity. We gather tonight, as we always do on this date, to honour those who took part in this, and many other uprisings during this period, and those who escaped to the […]

A shtikl Bundism in Melbourne: Migrant Politics and the New Australians Council, 1955-1959

shtikl – a little bit of something By Clare Fester   When we think about 1950s Australia we often associate it with Robert Menzies’ long Liberal rule, social conservatism, and the White Australia policy. It was a period when migrant political participation was almost unheard of. Labour movement disinterest combined with the disinterest of migrants […]