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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Anne Frank exhibition - Let Me Be Myself, the story of Anne Frank

Published on: Wednesday, 29 July 2015 05:45
Published in: News from the JHC

The Anne Frank Australia Foundation, Zionist Council of Victoria and the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia (LJLA) are proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Let Me Be Myself – The Story of Anne Frank at the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia (LJLA), 304 Hawthorn Road in South Caulfield. The exhibition will run for six weeks commencing 3 August through 10 September 2015.

The interactive exhibit is open to the public for self-guided visits during library operating hours.

Public Lecture: 'Jews of Greece and the Holocaust: Personal Testimony'

Event Date: Sunday 2 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 28 July 2015 03:24

The Jewish Holocaust Centre will be presenting a special function on 'Jews of Greece and the Holocaust: Personal Testimony'.

Lola Putt, survivor of Auschwitz, will be interviewed in English about Jewish life in Thessaloniki prior to the Second World War by Gregoria Boursinos, Greek-speaking Jewish Holocaust Centre volunteer guide. Lola will be joined by her sister, Maria Curtis, who went into hiding during the Holocaust.

JHC Social Club: Cheryl Koenig OAM

Event Date: Thursday 20 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:51

The JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, Cheryl Koenig OAM, will give a lecture on "My Australian Story".

Cheryl Koenig OAM, is a Sydney-based writer and motivational speaker.

JHC Film Club: 'Ship of Fools' (1965)

Event Date: Thursday 27 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:10

The Jewish Holocaust will be screening the film "Ship of Fools" (1965) 150 mins
Directed by Stanley Kramer

When an eclectic group of passengers boards a cruise ship bound for pre-war Germany, they form a microcosm of 1930s society.

German 'Life Certificates' signing

Event Date: Thursday 30 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 02:35

Important Announcement for recipients of compensation payments from Germany.

Registered recipients of German compensation can have their ‘Life Certificates’ endorsed officially at the Jewish Holocaust Centre on Thursday 30 July, between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

JHC Film Club: 'Beatriz's War' (2012)

Event Date: Thursday 30 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:39

The Jewish Holocaust Centre will be screening the film Beatriz's War (A Guerra Da Beatriz) (2013) 98 mins.
Directed by Luigi Acquisto & Bety Reis.

East Timor’s award - winning first feature film, Beatriz’s War (A Guerra da Beatriz), is the haunting, passionate story of one woman’s conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought.

JHC Social Club: Sam Tatarka

Event Date: Thursday 23 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 19 June 2015 06:48

JHC Social Club guest speaker, Sam Tatarka, President of the Zionist Council of Victoria, will give a lecture on “BDS - Its impacts, real and imagined”.

Sam Tatarka is President of the Zionist Council of Victoria, roof body of 52 communal Jewish organisations that consider Israel and Zionism central to their activities. He was first elected to the honorary position of President in November 2010 at the Council’s Annual Assembly and reelected in November 2012 for a further two-year term.

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.

Dutch hero who saved Jewish children honoured

Published on: Monday, 18 May 2015 02:29
Published in: News from the JHC

The Jewish Holocaust Centre recently held a ceremony of recognition to mark the inordinate act of courage of Mrs Constance Koster, a 95-year-old Melbourne-based Dutch woman. Mrs Koster’s story is remarkable.

As a young girl serving in the Dutch underground, she smuggled many Jewish babies and children to safety during the Nazi occupation.