Capital Campaign Media Release
“The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing”
Issued: 22 March 2018
The launch of the capital campaign to fund the establishment of the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre will be on Sunday 25 March 2018 at 2.30pm at the Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton, South Australia.
Adelaide Holocaust survivor and educator Andrew Steiner OAM is developing a Holocaust Museum and Education Centre in Adelaide. The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre will be located in the historic Fennescey House, at 31-33 Wakefield Street Adelaide. It will offer Holocaust education and remembrance for future generations and commemorate the six million Jews and other innocent victims murdered by the Nazi’s between 1933 and 1945.
This unique museum will work closely with the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne to offer the best educational experience and ensure the intergenerational transfer of stories of survival to future generations. Links with other diverse communities in Adelaide who have fled persecution and/or genocide, with a goal of promoting tolerance, compassion and human rights will be developed.
The Keynote speaker is Alpha Cheng, a high school teacher, Multiculturalism and Diversity Advocate and 2017 ACT Young Australian of the Year Finalist and son of the late Curtis Cheng who was tragically shot by a 15-year old extremist outside NSW Police Headquarters in 2015.
Alpha participated in the Gandel Holocaust Studies Scholarship for Australian Educators that year and through this experience of meeting Holocaust survivors, Alpha was inspired by their strength to spread the message of hope and tolerance. Now an advocate for gun control and speaking out against racism, hate and prejudice, Alpha is the inaugural Ambassador for Courage to Care Victoria, championing Holocaust education for a modern audience.
The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre Trustees are thrilled to announce that Gandel Philanthropy has generously pledged to match all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 to launch our fundraising campaign. This significant leading pledge comes from one of Australia’s largest independent family philanthropic funds based in Melbourne. We urge the community, businesses and individuals to help us raise the matching funds that will enable the establishment of a Holocaust Museum and Education Centre in Adelaide, South Australia in 2018.
We are so pleased that John Gandel AC and his wife Pauline Gandel, and the Trustees of Gandel Philanthropy share our vision and are supporting the development and establishment of this Centre. As a leader in Holocaust Education, Gandel Philanthropy sees this Museum and Education Centre as vital to ensure all people, particularly students, learn about the Holocaust, its relevance today, and Human Rights in general.
The matching grant from Gandel Philanthropy will fund the design and fit out of the Museum’s main gallery and the permanent Holocaust exhibition. The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre plan to raise a total of $270,000 with public donations funding the renovations and fit out of the two smaller galleries.
With rising tensions across the world, the need to educate future generations about the Holocaust and ensure the message of ‘Never Again’ is instilled in young people is more important than ever.
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