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A plaque commemorates a resolution that an Aboriginal delegation attempted to present to the German consul general in Melbourne in 1938.

The December 1938 resolution was taken by the Australian Aborigines` League (AAL) to the doors of the German Consulate in Melbourne in the wake of Kristallnacht. The delegation, headed by William Cooper, brought with them a resolution condemning the persecution of both Jews and Christians in Nazi Germany, but the German consul, D.W. Drechsler, refused them access to the building.


Address:13-15 Selwyn Street, Melbourne Holocaust Museum, Elsternwick, 3185
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.8834
Long: 145.0013
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:December-1938
Approx. Event End Date:December-1938


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th December, 2002
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The Jewish Holocaust Museum 
and Research Centre 
honours the Aboriginal people 
for their actions protesting against 
the persecution of Jews by the 
Nazi Government of Germany 
in 1938

Source: MA
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