Suzanne Hampel OAM

Sue Hampel holds a Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (2010) from Monash University. She is co-president of the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne and she serves on the Australian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as an expert in Holocaust education.

Sue is working as a teaching associate and research assistant in the Arts faculty at Monash University. She has received many teaching awards and is passionate about education. As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, her work has been centred on the importance of memory and its transmission to future generations in the hope that no nation, people, religion nor race will have to endure the tragedy that befell the Jewish people during the Holocaust. Sue has led and organised numerous student groups on study tours to Poland and Rwanda where the message of responsibility for the past and the future have been taught. The core of her message is one of reconciliation and vigilance against future atrocities.

I was delighted and honoured when approached to become a member of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council. I have had a long interest in history, particularly that of the Holocaust and I believe in the importance of safeguarding the historical record of the Holocaust. In addition, I am keen to see that all historical archives are available to researchers—not just scholars and students—but the broad range of educators, journalists, genealogists, jurists and members of the public.