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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Kristallnacht: Carrying History Forward

Event Date: Sunday 25 February | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Saturday, 20 January 2018 08:40

Invitation for Grandparents, Alumni and Friends - in partnership with the Jewish Holocaust Centre

Kristallnacht: Carrying History Forward - From Sachsenhausen to exile and new beginnings

Presented by Dr Astrid Ley, Deputy Head, Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum, Berlin, and supported by Matti Borowski, Informal Jewish Educator, Mount Scopus Memorial College and Lisa Phillips, Director of Education, Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Dr Astrid Ley will discuss her work developing a new exhibition to be shown in Berlin next November to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The exhibition focuses on the fate of the men taken to Sachsenhausen after the November pogrom of 1938, and how they and their families were affected when making new lives in other countries, including Australia.

Italian Cultural Institute's Holocaust Remembrance Day function

Event Date: Sunday 4 February | Venue: Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Published on: Saturday, 20 January 2018 08:26

Invitation to attend the Italian Cultural Institute's Holocaust Remembrance Day function

Screening of the documentary “The Maestro, In Search of the Last Music” directed by Argentine director Alexandre Valenti (with English subtitles). Presented by Dr Alessandro Carrieri, Research Fellow ACJC, Monash University, Faculty of Arts; ACIS Honorary Research Associate and Dr Mirna Cicioni (Honorary Research Associate, Monash University).

At Barletta, a small town in southern Italy, a quiet but determined hero has brought to life an entire history of forgotten music. For over 20 years, in a race against time and oblivion, Francesco Lotoro, an Italian pianist and musicologist, has dedicated himself to finding and bringing back to life a rich musical legacy that has been forgotten and nearly lost: the music clandestinely composed in WWII concentration camps. Professional composers and amateur musicians alike, writing on now-faded and torn scraps of paper, left behind musical gems in all styles and genres, from symphonies, operas and liturgical works to tangos, folk songs, and gypsy music.

Book Launch: We Are Here

Event Date: Sunday 4 February | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Thursday, 18 January 2018 07:03

Please join us for the launch of 'We Are Here - Talking With Australia’s Oldest Holocaust Survivors' by Fiona Harari to be launched by Rosie Batty

These are the last adult witnesses — in their own words.

Australia Day Holiday - Museum Closed

Published on: Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:46
Published in: News from the JHC

The Jewish Holocaust Centre will be CLOSED on the Australia Day Holiday, Friday 26 January.

JHC Film Club: "They Played For Their Lives" (2017)

Event Date: Sunday 25 February | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 22 December 2017 04:47

The JHC Film Club will be screening the documentary "They Played For Their Lives" (2017) 52 mins
Directed by: Nurit Jugend & Aaron I Butler

During their darkest hours, music provided hope and escape... the extraordinary story of eight musicians whose lives were saved by music.

UN Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration 2018

Event Date: Sunday 28 January | Venue: City of Glen Eira Town Hall
Published on: Friday, 22 December 2017 04:33

UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018

Keynote Speaker: The Hon Brendan Nelson AO, Director of the Australian War Memorial

THE POWER OF SPEECH

JHC Social Club: George Golvan QC

Event Date: Thursday 15 February | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 22 December 2017 04:27

JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, George Golvan QC, will present a a fascinating illlustrated lecture on his journey to "Iran - Off The Beaten Track".

George Golvan QC is a barrister, who has also been an active litigator, mediator and arbitrator for over 45 years.

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.

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.