Gen 3 Event
Hagshama Australia – Over 70 young adults kicked off their week with a funky artsy fringe event – Gen 3. The big question Holocaust survivors want to know is, “will the Third-Generation continue to tell of the destruction of European Jewry, or will the story die with us the survivors? “ It took two generations — forty years — for the silence to be broken, for psychological denial to erode, and for survivors to have an audience not silence them the minute they share their horrific past. Parenthetically, it was also forty years after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain when liturgical poems to commemorate the loss of that era were written. Gen 3 is an event series dedicated to the connection and exploration of us “Gen 3ers” relationship with the Holocaust. Critics have said we don’t care about the Shoah, but we couldn’t disagree more. Young adults joined Hillel, Hagshama, JBOD & ZCNSW for the first Spoken Word Poetry and Performance night, featuring Gen 3ers, live and intimate.
As the third generation, we will be the last group to have directly met descendants of the Holocaust and have a unique challenge to share the stories of our ancestors to our future children and the world’s community, when sadly our grandparents are no longer with us. This event was FREE and all we asked is a donation at the door to Yad Ezer L’Haver (Helping Hand to a Friend) who run a shelter for Israel’s Holocaust survivors, at no cost to them.
Beautiful free drinks were provided to all who attended including strictly kosher food, and the performers were mesmerising! “Move the Crowd MC – Joel Labi was just brilliant, and our performers sang and read poetry. Sarit Michael & Nikki Stanislav opened the evening with beautiful songs, followed by Jake Campbell, Jonno Seidler, Anthony Levin, Tessa Pase, Tenielle Murray, Darcy Legget, Tami Sussman & Yaakov Aharon ending the performance with some strong poetry. This event is an event to remember. It was unbelievable! Well, it had to be expected, think about it… Imagine a world where poetry keeps memory alive…