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Dear Dr Janzow


JanzowDear Dr Janzow is an exhibition of original letters from the Lutheran Archives in Adelaide, curated by Dr Peter Monteath, Senior Lecturer in History at Flinders University.

In 1938 the Lutheran Churches in Australia announced they would help European Jews escape the clutches of Nazi Germany. The announcement appeared in the London Times November 18 edition. Such was the intensity of their despair at that time that many Jews responded to the offer by writing to the General President of the Australian Lutheran Synod, Dr. William Janzow.

Altogether 73 letters were received, extraordinary moving testimonies to those bleak times, some of which will be on display at the Sydney Jewish Museum.

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