Aboriginal Jewish connections: the legacy of William Cooper – Uncle Boydie Turner and Abe Schwarz

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I would like to draw your attention to a past event that was organised under the auspices of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission.

Uncle William’s compassion extended beyond the suffering of his own people. In 1938, he lodged a personal protest against the treatment of European Jews in Nazi Germany, walking from his home in Footscray to the German Consulate, then at 419 Collins Street Melbourne. It was one of the first protests against the actions of the Nazis in the world. In 2010, this was formally acknowledged with an education memorial, established in Cooper’s honour at a Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Jewish Holocaust Memorial.

You can read the entire article at the Anti-Defamation website