LODZ: STRENGTH OF HOPE

LODZ: STRENGTH OF HOPE

Explore the history of Lodz Ghetto

Explore the history of Lodz Ghetto by viewing precious artefacts and hearing survivor testimony. Bono Wiener and Abram Goldberg buried documents in Lodz Ghetto before they were deported to Auschwitz. These and other items from our Collection are primary source evidence of the horrific conditions Jews endured during the Holocaust.

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30 Year Anniversary Film

30 Year Anniversary Film

Remember the Past, Change the Future

This film looks as the past 30 years and how the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne has grown.

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An Introduction to the Centre

An Introduction to the Centre

A video introduction to the Centre

A video introduction to the Jewish Holocaust Centre, our Museum and the survivor-guides and volunteers who work at the Centre.

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StoryPods

StoryPods

Touching the past, shaping the future

Find out more about the latest interactive technology used throughout the Jewish Holocaust Centre's new Museum and how it is helping to bring the past to life for generations to come.

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Education Program

Education Program

Find out more about how the Centre works with schools.

The Jewish Holocaust Centre's education department works with students from a large cross section of primary schools, secondary schools and universities.  In 2010 over some 18,000 students attended education programs at the Centre.

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Our Museum

Our Museum

Find out more, or book a visit to the Centre's interactive Museum

The Jewish Holocaust Centre's museum includes photos and text displays, and state of the art interactive technology, including many recorded testimonies of our survivors.

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JHC Social Club: Dr Ran Porat

Event Date: Thursday 29 September | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 19 August 2016 00:04

The JHC Social Club guest speaker Dr Dan Porat, will be giving a lecture on “Iran... Israel, and the Bomb”.

Dr Ran Porat is a researcher at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC), Monash University. He teaches and lectures about Middle Eastern history, conflict studies and Israel studies at the university and the Jewish Museum of Australia.

JHC Film Club: "In Search of Camp-32... a journey back to the year zero" (2014)

Event Date: Sunday 18 September | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 02 August 2016 06:16

The Jewish Holocaust Centre Film Club will be screening “In Search of Camp-32… a journey back to the year zero” (2014) 72 mins, Australia & Cambodia
Directed by Andrew Blogg & Tim Purdie. Starring Hom Chhorn.
Guest Speaker: Hom Chhorn

Hom has a young family and a comfortable life in suburban Melbourne, yet remains wracked by childhood memories of one of the worst atrocities in human history. At age 6, he was imprisoned at a remote site 4,000 miles away in rural Cambodia, where more than 30,000 people -- including his father and brothers -- were killed at the hands of a pro-communist regime known as the Khmer Rouge.

Phillip Maisel OAM receives Museums Australia (Victoria) Award

Published on: Monday, 18 July 2016 01:59
Published in: News from the JHC

Phillip Maisel, Order of Australia Medal recipient, and Head of the Jewish Holocaust Centre's Video Testimonies Department, has received a prestigious Victorian Museum Award from Museums Australia (Victoria), the industry body for Victoria’s museums.

The 2016 Victorian Museum Awards were presented on 14 July at State Library Victoria by Museums Australia (Victoria) – www.mavic.asn.au – the peak body for 1,000+ museums and collecting organisations. The night was hosted by performer, writer, producer, and director, Diana Nguyen and featured a special address by Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries.

Help Recover Names of Holocaust Victims

Published on: Wednesday, 08 June 2016 07:25
Published in: News from the JHC

Share this video to help Yad Vashem recover the missing names and lost identities of the victims of the Shoah.

To date the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names records the names of 4.6 million Jewish Holocaust victims.

Ring of Hope

Published on: Thursday, 05 May 2016 06:29
Published in: News from the JHC

A unique piece of Holocaust history now on display at the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Long thought lost, the model that was used at the end of the Second World War by a group of Oskar Schindler’s Jewish workers to make a gold ring for him has been found. It lay in the ring-maker’s workshop in Melbourne for more than 50 years.

Oskar Schindler, the hero of Thomas Kenneally’s book, Schindler’s Ark and the Spielberg film,Schindler’s List was a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party who saved Jews by employing them in his factory and treating them humanely. About 1200 Jews were saved by him.

JHC Education Resources on ABC 'Splash'

Published on: Monday, 18 May 2015 05:04
Published in: News from the JHC

Explore Melbourne survivor testimonies and artefacts through these three Digibooks created in partnership with ABC Splash.