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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Jewish Holyday Calendar for September & October

Published on: Friday, 15 September 2017 01:25
Published in: News from the JHC

Wednesday 20 September: Erev Rosh Hashanah
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Thursday 21 September: Rosh Hashanah
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JHC Social Club: Bill Appleby, CEO, Jewish Care (Vic)

Event Date: Thursday 19 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 15 September 2017 00:40

Guest Speaker, Bill Appleby, CEO, Jewish Care (Victoria) will give a lecture on “Jewish Cares Capital Development program and how this investment will allow Jewish Care to better serve the community”.

Bill is a strong executive leader with extensive experience and strategic understanding of the aged care and community services. Bill’s deep commitment to community welfare is well suited to his current role as Chief Executive Officer.

JIFF 2017 Film Screening: "Les Enfants De La Chance / Children of Chance" (2016)

Event Date: Monday 20 November | Venue: Classic Cinema
Published on: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 01:56

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) will be screening "Les Enfants de la Chance  / Children of Chance", France / 2016 / Feature / 100 mins French (English subtitles), USA/UK/Czech Republic. Director: Malik Chibane.

Guest Speaker: John Lamovie, child survivor and JHC Guide.

In this tender coming-of-age drama based on a true story, a Jewish boy finds friendship, camaraderie and safety in the shelter of a children’s hospital in Nazi-occupied France.

JHC Film Club: "Defiant Requiem" (2012) 85 mins

Event Date: Sunday 24 September | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 07 August 2017 02:40

The JHC Film Club will be screening the documentary "Defiant Requieum", (2012) 85 min USA/UK/Czech Republic. Directed by Dough Shultz.

Guest Speaker: Irma Hanner, Survivor of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp Survivor

Defiant Requiem, a feature-length documentary film, highlights the most dramatic example of intellectual and artistic courage in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) Concentration Camp during World War II: the remarkable story of Rafael Schächter, a brilliant, young Czech conductor who was arrested and sent to Terezín in 1941. He demonstrated moral leadership under the most brutal circumstances, determined to sustain courage and hope for his fellow prisoners by enriching their souls through great music.

'Santa's Story'

Event Date: Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 November | Venue: Phoenix Theatre
Published on: Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:27

Australian premiere of 'Santa’s Story', presented in association with the Jewish Holocaust Centre and starring Aviva Pelham.

When 90-year-old Santa Pelham was persuaded to write her fascinating life story it was intended just so her memoir would be there for future generations. But Santa's Story became something more: a cathartic Jewish experience, an inspiration for song and recently, a one woman show performed by her daughter, South African diva, Aviva Pelham.

War Memorial honours victims and survivors of the Holocaust

Published on: Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:38
Published in: News from the JHC

By Kristina Zarich

A new display at the Australian War Memorial pays homage to victims of the Holocaust and honours thousands of survivors who made Australia their home after the end of World War II.

A new permanent display has been launched at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust.

While marking the deaths of six million Jews, the exhibit also includes stories of the thousands of survivors that made new homes in Australia after the end of World War II.

Developed by the Australian War Memorial and the Jewish Holocaust Centre, the exhibit expands on the small number of relics previously on display.