June Factor - Soldiers and Aliens - Author In-conversation

June Factor - Soldiers and Aliens - Author In-conversation

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
51 Little Malop St
Geelong, VIC 3220
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June 22, 2022 at 3:00pm - 4pm
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Join us during Refugee Week to acknowledge the story of Soldiers and Aliens: Men in the Australian Army’s Employment Companies during World War II

Of these men was author June Factor's father, Szulem Faktor, later known as Saul Factor. Despite fleeing Poland to begin a new life with his wife and young child in Australia, Szulem, a man of strong principles, felt that serving in the army was something he simply had to do.

There are many other stories like Szulem's that have been forgotten – stories of Jewish, Italian, Greek, German and Chinese men that challenge the common cliché of the Aussie ‘dinkum’ soldier. These men and the essential roles they played in wartime offer a pertinent reminder of the value of a muticultural Australia.

There is no charge for this event but bookings are required.

Will you come?