"I was so tired of war, I said. I will go as far away from Europe as I can… to Australia. They said go to the end of the world and turn right until you find it." Bill Marr immigrated to Australia 1948.
According to population size, Australia accepted the second highest number of Holocaust survivors after Israel. Around 30,000 survivors migrated to Australia to rebuild their lives and upon arrival, the natural beauty and brilliant colours of the Australian landscape fascinated newcomers.
"I certainly didn't anticipate coming to Australia and making it my home. I could never have imagined the welcome I received here and the wonderful life I have been able to make for myself and my family" John Saunders, founder and benefactor of the Sydney Jewish Museum.
"My first impressions (of Sydney) were marvellous … I could not believe the beauty of the harbour and the surroundings. I remember for over one hour I was just watching ... it was like a dream." Tom Keleman immigrated to Australia 1947.