Conference of German-Australian History and Heritage 2018: Australisches Deutschtum

17 August 2018 09:00 to 19 August 2018 17:00 (Australia/Adelaide)

University of Adelaide, Australia

The Benefits and Challenges of Exploring One's German-Jewish Genealogy in Contemporary Australia

  • Rachel Croucher
  • 19 August 2018 14:00
  • W P Rogers Room

A unique set of challenges are always posed for anyone exploring a heritage that includes mixed ancestry, none more so than for German Jews in contemporary Australia. While just as staunchly Australian as the next person cheering at the footy, German Jews in Australia still face the question of whether they are German or whether they are Jewish — despite in fact being both — whenever they commence their own genealogical journey. Rachel’s talk includes interviews with five Australians of Germ...