I am on the left behind the pram holding my son and the
They were very volatile times, in Poland in the 1930's.
My older brother escaped and came to Australia. I remember his German
work- mates speaking of their envy at his 'going away' party.
I came out later, landing at Brisbane on the 23rd August
1939. The rest of my family perished.
I joined the Country Women's Association. They weren't
really interested in peace issues at the time, but there was nothing else
until the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
This picture was taken at a WILPF demonstration when
I was visiting a friend in Melbourne in 1953.
We still have religious and ethnic hatred and war, why?
I believe most people want to live a peaceful life, but they don't have
the structures to work through, such as, for example, a Department of
Harmony. Not that, necessarily, but something similar. OPAC 2004