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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

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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Latest from the JHC

The Jewish Holocaust Centre presents

‘I Am My Brother’s Keeper’ - Honouring the Righteous Among the Nations
20 November 2017 – 31 January 2018

This travelling exhibition from Yad Vashem, (The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem) tells the stories of non-Jews who at great risk to their own lives and those of their families saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. The State of Israel has honoured these people with the title ‘Righteous Among the Nations’. So far 26,000 people have had this honour bestowed upon them world-wide.

JHC Film Club: "Sugihara - Conspiracy of Kindness" (2000)

Event Date: Sunday 26 November | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:31

The JHC Film Club will be screening the documentary "Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness" (2000) USA 103 mins followed by guest speaker, Sue Lewis, JHC Guide.  Director: Robert Kirk.

The story of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, consul to Lithuania during World War II, who defied Tokyo authorities and wrote transit visas allowing Jewish families to flee Europe to Japan and other countries. 

While Germany and Japan were United against American forces during World War II, one Japanese man made his own brave attempt to fend off the Nazi holocaust in Europe, and this documentary tells his remarkable story.

JHC Social Club: Dr Dvir Abramovich

Event Date: Thursday 16 November | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:04

JHC Social Club, Guest Speaker: Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chair, B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission will be giving a lecture on “Now is the Time! Fighting Antisemitism and the Global War against Israel”.

Dr Dvir Abramovich is chair of The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, The Israel Kipen Lecturer in Jewish Studies and Director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at The University of Melbourne.

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.

'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.

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