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Holocaust reconciliation: Canberra family renews its bond with Austria

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated July 1 2021 - 2:20pm, first published March 6 2021 - 5:30pm
Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Lukas Strohmayer speaks with Canberran Christopher Ernst and his parents Susan and Ian Ernst. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

When Ian Ernst arrived in Australia in September 1939, aged just 10 months, he was among 90,000 Jews to flee Austria in the face of persecution by the Nazi regime.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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