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The memorial at the Brisbane Synagogue, originally commemorated members of the parish who served during the Great War. The Honour Board now forms part of a wider memorial, which incorporates 4 stained glass windows, located on either side of the Roll.

The left side windows commemorate the men and women of Australia's Armed Forces who served in two World Wars. The right side windows commemorate the deaths of 6 million Jews at the hands of the Third Reich and Nazism during World War Two.

The Honour Board lists 46 men of the Jewish Faith who responded to the Nation's call during the Great War.

Memorial services will be held in various churches of Brisbane from 11 am to noon today, and in the Jewish Synagogue at 8 pm when an honour board will also be unveiled.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 25 April 1918.



Address:98 Margaret Street, Brisbane Central Synagogue, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.473382
Long: 153.027006
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 25th April, 1918
Front Inscription


[ Names ]

This tablet is erected in honour of the Jewish men of Queensland, whose names are inscribed hereon.  They voluntarily joined the forces of H. M. King George V, to defend the Empire and uphold the cause of righteousness in the Great War

1914 - 1919

Left Side Inscription

Upper Window :

Lest We Forget

Presented by QAJEX

"They Shall Not Grow Old As We That Are Left Grow Old "

Lower Window :

In memory of those men & women who gave their lives for freedom in two World Wars
1914 -1918
1939 - 1945

Presented by Ann & Reuben Pellerman

In memory of the fallen in two World Wars



Right Side Inscription

Upper Window :

Tereziendtadt   Treblinka
Buchenwald     Belsen
Ravensbruck    Stutthof

Lower Window :

In sacred memory of the six millions Jewish heroes and martyrs who perished at the hands of the Nazis and in the ghettos and concentration camps         

Dachau   Maidanek  Auschwitz

Presented by Brisbane survivors in memory of the victims of The Holocaust 1933 - 45


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