Melbourne - Australia.

Descendants of the Shoah Inc. began in Melbourne, Australia in 1991 as a group of sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors wanting to explore our parents experiences, the similarities in our childhoods and how this would affect our own children, the third generation.

Melbourne has one of the largest populations per capita of Holocaust survivors in the world and is unique in that we are largely a post-war migrant and refugee community. The Descendants of the Shoah Inc. is secular and not affiliated with any communal or religious institution.

Contact the Descendants of the SHOAH using this email link: DOS Inc.


Participants will spend a week in Poland travelling around the country, learning about the history of the Holocaust. They will visit both Warsaw and Krakow, discovering a lost world of rich Jewish heritage which no longer exists. Sites include the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, Mila 18, the Jewish cemetery and the restored Nozyk synagogue in Warsaw, and the Jewish Quarter and Ramah Synagogue in Krakow. They will travel to see the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka and Majdanek. The highlight in Poland will be the March of the Living as the adults join Jewish youth, from all corners of the earth, as they march from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Option fto fly to Israel and spend a week visiting the country, participating in Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day, and Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Indepedence Day, with the rest of the State. They will visit the majestic landscapes of the North, the beaches of Tel Aviv and the hills of Jerusalem. The trip will culminate with another March to the Old City in Jerusalem, and the Mega Event Concert, with the other participants of the March of the Living.

INCLUDING: accommodation, most meals, transport and entry fees as applicable. Program available for Poland only OR Poland and Israel. Includes flight Warsaw to Tel Aviv.

Proudly arranged by FBI TRAVEL IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE JEWISH HOLOCAUST CENTRE. Flights available upon request.

For bookings & information on flights, please call Vicky on (03) 8573 0915 OR Toll Free 1800 FLYFBI (outside Melbourne) or

Dates: 28 April - 10 May 2011


Information Sheet

Application Pack

Medical Form

For details about the program contact:

Lena Fiszman on (03) 9528 1985 or

Emmanuel Santos

Descendants of the Shoah would like to thank Emmanuel Santos for giving us permission to use his deeply moving and evocative images of Poland in our website.

His images depict the sombre areas where millions of men, women and children were put to death, thus creating a photographic essay of the past - his reminder and warning.

©Emmanuel Santos


Descendants of the Shoah's play:

"Don't Teach Me - I'm Perfect!".

After incredibly successful seasons in Melbourne in 2004

and 2005 and Sydney in 2006, we are going to be doing

another season in Sydney at the Hakoah Club on
December, 2007 - don't miss out!

In the meantime, you can purchase

the 2-set DVD video of the show.

Details. . .

Laugh Till You Cry

Descendants of the Shoah's highly successful play:

"Laugh Till You Cry: The Lighter Side of Growing Up
As A Second Generation".

12 sellout performances!

Rave reviews and more to come. . .

"Deft and sensitive performances"

"Jack Felman gave a riveting performance"

"So funny and true"

More. . .

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