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The Sobibor Uprising is regarded as the only successful mass escape of Jews from a Nazi internment and
death camp during World War II. The 14th of October, 2013 marked the 70th anniversary of this momentous
act of defiance.
Adelaide-based Regina Zielinski, now 88, is Australia’s sole remaining survivor of this ultimate quest for
For more than two decades, Regina has shared a message of understanding and tolerance through lecturing
and speaking to students around Australia of all ages and backgrounds on her experiences as a Holocaust
To commemorate this event, Jewish Community Services (SA) Inc (“JCS”) devised and mounted an exhibition that not only pays tribute to the remarkable Regina, but draws attention to what is possibly one of the least
recognised pivotal moments and acts of mass Jewish defiance of WWII.
The exhibition, based upon the book, ‘Conversations with Regina’, authored by her son, Andrew Zielinski,
comprises of over 20 individual panels specifically designed to be evocative as well as informative and
educative; to juxtapose the past with the present. Holocaust education has been, and continues to be, a
major part of Regina’s life. The educational aspect of the exhibition is of great significance to JCS as it
coincides with the introduction of Holocaust studies as part of the Australian Curriculum for Year 10 history
commencing in 2014.
The images are taken from the exhibition panels (portraiture by Meg Hansen, graphic design by Izigraphics, quotes from 'Conversations with Regina' authored by her son Andrew Zielinski). The audio is from an interview recorded by Rosa Garcia of the SA Migration Museum. The video was constructed entirely within PowerPoint 2010 and exported to mp4 through PowerPoint 2013.