SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) — An Aboriginal man re-enacted his great-grandfather’s 1938 march to the German Consulate in Melbourne — the only known private protest against the Kristallnacht pogrom.Kevin Russell led a group of Aborigines and Jews on the march Sunday to celebrate the memory of William Cooper, who as head of the Australian Aborigines League was denied entry to the consulate in 1938 to hand over a petition protesting the “cruel treatment of the Jews by the Nazis.”Cooper will be recognized officially this weekend with a chair for the Study of Resistance during the Holocaust, in tribute to William Cooper, with the support of the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange.Rabbi Meir Shlomo Klugwant told the crowd that the Torah mandates that no one should stand idly by in the face of persecution.Cooper’s grandson, Boydie Turner, said that “My grandfather had felt the pain and suffering of persecution and he could relate to what was happening in Europe to the Jews.”