Barbed wire fence and historic buildings at Auschwitz. (Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty)

An Australian family’s bid to rescue Jewish refugees during WWII

Despite the horrors of the Holocaust, Australia kept a rigid quota for Jewish refugees during and after World War Two. It was left to the Jewish community themselves to help as many as possible. In Australia, Leo and Mina Fink led the efforts – taking on the Immigration Minister of the time to breach those quotas and help survivors set up home here. Historian Margaret Taft joins us to talk about her book ‘Leo and Mina Fink: For the Greater Good’.

Listen to the segment on Saturday Extra with Geraldine Doogue.