William Cooper led the Australian Aborigines’ League in a protest against Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, recognised as the start of the Holocaust. They protested the “cruel persecution of the Jews” by marching to the German Consulate in Melbourne on 6 December 1938 three weeks after the 9-10 November pogrom in Germany, Austria and Sudetenland that saw 91 Jews killed, Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues destroyed. The shattered glass of shopfronts and the burnt-out remains of Synagogues resulted in shattered lives and broken dreams. About 30,00 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps.
This book follows how the story of the Aboriginal protest was lost to history and then found with William Cooper being Read more...
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