In six interminable years of madness their ancestral homes and communities were swept away. Lives Lost, Life Regained is an anthology of excerpts from the memoirs of participants from Sydney Jewish Museum’s Community Stories Program. Supported by the Migration Heritage Centre and NSW Ministry for the Arts.
Jewish migrants have contributed to the development of Australian society and culture; commencing with the convicts in 1788, Jewish migration continued with the free Anglo-Jewish settlers in the 1820s, the gold rush immigrants of the 1850s, immigrants fleeing the European pogroms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the refugees of pre- and post-World War Two.
Each wave of migrants brought with them artefacts, documents and their “living histories”. A number of global works on Australian Jewish history began to appear in the 1980s; individual stories, however, have been much later in arriving.
Lives Lost, Life Regained, published in 2005, is an anthology of excerpts from the memoirs of Community Stories participants. The book can be purchased from the Sydney Jewish Museum.
Jacqui Wasilewsky, Project Manager, Community Stories
Sydney Jewish Museum
148 Darlinghurst Road
Darlinghurst NSW 2010