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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New exhibition from Yad Vashem: "Besa: A Code of Honour"

Published on: Sunday, 01 February 2015 13:08
Published in: News from the JHC

Besa: A Code of Honour
Muslim Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust

An exhibition from Yad Vashem, presented by the Jewish Holocaust Centre in partnership with the Albanian Australian Islamic Society & Courage to Care

12 March to 30 April, 2015

This exhibition features photographs by the American photographer Norman Gershman of Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews during the Holocaust.

JHC Social Club: Julie Szego

Event Date: Thursday 19 March | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Sunday, 01 February 2015 12:58

Guest Speaker: Julie Szego, Lawyer & Journalist will present a lecture on “The story behind a miscarriage of justice.”

Julie Szego worked as a lawyer before she switched to journalism. She subsequently served for 12 years at The Age as a social affairs’ reporter, senior writer, leader writer and columnist. She wrote a monthly column for The Australian Jewish News for seven years, contributed to a book of essays on Australian Jewish culture and edited and interpreted her father’s 2001 memoir, Two Prayers to One God.

JHC Film Club Special Screening: "Shira's Journey"

Event Date: Thursday 5 March | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Sunday, 01 February 2015 12:27

"Shira's Journey" (2014) 50mins
Directed by Carol Gordon and Natalie Cunningham

More than 60,000 Greek Jews perished in the Nazi concentration camps, and yet the experiences of Greece’s Jewish population during the Holocaust remain relatively unknown. In the aftermath of the Second World War, fear, suspicion and Civil War relegated the Greek Jews’ tragic history to a time that many seemed all too ready to forget.

Child Survivor and Jewish Care Meeting

Event Date: Sunday 8 February | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Sunday, 01 February 2015 12:15


Child survivors of the Holocaust are scheduled to receive a one-off compensation payment from Germany.

JHC Social Club: Michael Gawenda

Event Date: Thursday 19 February | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 30 December 2014 06:10

Guest Speaker: Michael Gawenda, Journalist & Editor will give a lecture on ‘Being a Jewish Journalist’.

Michael Gawenda is one of Australia’s best known journalists and authors. In a journalism career spanning four decades, Mr Gawenda has been a political reporter, a foreign correspondent based in London and Washington, a columnist, a feature writer and an editor. He is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, among them three Walkley awards.