Tuesday, June 1, 2010

JUNE 2010: Melburnin

If you have ever visited the Eureka Tower on Southbank and looked closely, you may have noticed the large gold bees that overlook the residential entrance to the building. Designed by Richard Stringer, the bees are symbolic of the hive-like community of people living in the Eureka building. Read more...

JUNE 2010: Drawn from the Inside

A wave of nausea washed over me as I tried to comprehend the statistic – only 150 out of 15,000 children sent to Theresienstadt ghetto during the Second World War survived. With stinging eyes and a lump in my throat, I took some moments to ponder the other statistics:
140,937 – Total number of people deported to Theresienstadt between November 1941 and May 1945.
58,491 – Largest recorded population in Theresienstadt at one time.
33,539 – Total deaths within Theresienstadt.
88,196 – Total number of people deported to the Extermination Camps.
3,097 – Total number of survivors from the Extermination Camps
17,247 – Total number of survivors found in Theresienstadt on 9 May 1945. Read more...