Aboriginal Protest Against Jewish PersecutionPrint Page
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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||December-1938|
|Approx. Event End Date:||December-1938|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 15th December, 2002|
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