Student Field Trip to the Jewish Holocaust Centre

On Sunday 8 September, a group of students from the Deakin University undergraduate unit ALC201 Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications went on a field trip to the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick, Melbourne. The program comprised an introductory lecture on ‘The Future of the Past: Digital Remembering and Forgetting’ (which included the screening of an interview with Holocaust survivor and Head of the JHC Testimonies department Phillip Maisel OAM); a presentation by guest speaker Sally Morgan from the Rwandan Stories and Vanishing Point projects; a tour of the Holocaust museum, which has recently incorporated interactive screen media into its permanent exhibit; a series of interactive workshops; and conversations with two Holocaust survivors – Willy Lermer and Rosa Krakowska – who generously interrupted their weekend to speak to us. Many thanks to all those involved in organising the event, and to everyone who participated on the day. A short film with some highlights of the field trip is included below:

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