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Wollongong City Council statement on the Sredersas Report

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Wollongong City Council has released a statement regarding the circumstances and situation surrounding benefactor Bob Sredersas.

Wollongong City Council is working with key stakeholders from the Sydney Jewish Museum and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies on next steps for Wollongong Art Gallery and its collections following the receipt of a detailed report exploring the personal history of benefactor Bob Sredersas.

Council commissioned the report by Sydney Jewish Museum’s Resident Historian Emeritus Professor Konrad Kwiet after allegations were made earlier this year about Sredersas’ past during World War II, before he moved to Wollongong in 1950.

The detailed report was received by Council late last week, and the findings within it were discussed at a meeting today, Wednesday 22 June, between Wollongong City Council and the Sydney Jewish Museum.

The full statement by Wollongong City Council can be read here.

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