Two Worlds Unite

By: Michael Taub From his comfortable vantage point high on Bellevue Hill, Michael Taub recounts his turbulent early life and reflects on the momentous events and migrations that have so […]


By: Riva Cohen Born in Tashkent to observant parents in 1946, deep in Central Asia and under the oppressive rule of the Soviet Union, Riva Rivkin was far removed from […]

From Chains to Honours

The First 200 Years of an Australian Jewish Family (2021) By: Michael Cohen When brothers Judah and Joseph Solomon arrived in Hobart Town as chained convicts in February 1820, it […]

A Life

By: Nachum Zalman Gurewicz Nachum Zalman Gurewicz was born into a learned and pious Jewish family in decaying Imperial Russia. He established his own Jewish household in the Stalinist Soviet […]

A Life Reclaimed

By: Luba Olenski In August 1943, twelve year old Luba Frank jumped from a cattle train packed with men, women and children bound for the Treblinka Death Camp. She had […]

Tough Kid

By: David Kay David Kay was only five years old when the Red Army entered Belarus and his father was jailed as a bourgeois, an enemy of communism. David, his […]

Our Mother Our Nana

By: Aran “Our Mother Our Nana” is the diary kept by Aran Eckstein from her sixteenth birthday until her first marriage in 1940 and with some important additions after her […]