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Sunday, August 27 • 16:30 - 17:30
Remembering and imagining: Three ways to unravel the past

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A film, a memoir, a novel ... Richly enhanced with letters, photographs and footage taken by her father, Su Goldfish’s moving documentary retraces her family’s steps and helps lay some ghosts to rest. Henry Rosenbloom tenderly brings his parents’ 1994 Holocaust memoirs back to life. Initially written for family, this story of teenage sweethearts, separated for six years by catastrophe, finally gets the wider audience it deserves. And in an extraordinary first novel, Bram Presser, with masterful inventiveness and brilliant prose, imagines the survival of his grandparents, using family myths, photographs, documents and Jewish folklore.

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Rita Nash

Before retiring from paid work, Rita managed a successful independent bookshop for 13 years after many years of teaching and librarianship in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Twenty years ago she finally came to terms with her Holocaust demons and described this process... Read More →

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Su Goldfish

Su is producer and manager of the Creative Practice Lab at UNSW. Su studied documentary at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (2010). Her latest project, The Last Goldfish, a feature documentary which she wrote and directed, screened at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival... Read More →
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Bram Presser

Bram Presser was born in Melbourne in 1976. His stories have appeared in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Sleepers Almanac and Higher Arc.
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Henry Rosenbloom

Henry Rosenbloom is the founder and publisher of Scribe. A son of Holocaust survivors, he was born in Paris in 1947 and was educated at the University of Melbourne, where he became the first full-time editor of the student newspaper Farrago. He later worked in the Whitlam Labor... Read More →


Sunday August 27, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Main Hall Waverley Library

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