Prof. Max Kamien MD, AM, CitWA
Burning, Banning, Boycotting, Editing and Expurgating Books:
The ever-present struggle for
Freedom of Speech
Max Kamien was born in North Perth to parents who had emigrated from Poland and Russia. He was forunate to have attended North Perth State and Perth Modern Schools and the new medical school at UWA, graduating in 1960. He has been a psychiatrist, a hospital physician, a third and fourth world doctor, a rural GP in the back ‘o Bourke and for 27 years, the first appointed professor of General Practice in Australia.
Click here to listen to the commencement of the Kristallnacht commemoration:
- Welcome by Mrs Shula Lazar Principal, Carmel School
- The Prayer for our Country recited by the Hon. Kate Doust MLC
- Dr Ronniet Orlando and accompanist Helena Cohen-Robertson play a Doina lament based on a 1920 recording of Abe Schwarz (violin) and his daughter, Sylvia (piano)
- Carmel Primary School Choir, accompanied by Michele Galanti, sing Rachem
- Adi Goldberg of Carmel School sings Sarit Hadad, Sh’ma Yisrael
Click here to hear the poem Versus, written by Dagmar Polackova in Terezin, read by Dr Judith Schneider, Vice-Chair, CCJWA.
The Righteous Among the Nations
Click here to hear Colin Rockman OAM JP, of PHC; Committee Member CCJWA, give a brief account of the millions of Jews and others, from many different backgrounds, who were victims of the Shoah.
Click here to hear the historical background concerning The Righteous Among the Nations offered by Revd Steve Francis, former Moderator, Uniting Church Western Australia, and Honorary President CCJWA.
Click here to hear the musical interlude by David Hicks and accompanist Amon Ross of Prendiville Catholic College, play an excerpt from Arvo Pärt, Spiegal im Spiegal (‘Reflection in Reflection’)
Click here to hear the musical interlude by Dr Ronniet Orlando and accompanist Helen Cohen-Robertson play, Eli, Eli by David Zahavi
The Lighting of the Memorial Candles
First Memorial Candle lit by Rabbi Adi Cohen, Temple David, Honorary President CCJWA
Second Memorial Candle lit by Redemptorist
The Candle of Hope lit by Dylan Rockman and Amon Ross