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

Public Lecture: Paul A Shapiro

Event Date: Thursday 11 September | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 22 August 2014 05:32

Guest Speaker: Paul A Shapiro, Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Paul will give a talk on: "The Search for Traces: The ITS (InternationalTracing Service) & Opening the Bad-Arolsen Holocaust Archival Records".

JHC Social Club: Raphael Aron

Event Date: Thursday 18 September | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 22 August 2014 05:22

Guest Speaker:Raphael Aron, Director, Cult Consulting Australia will speak about ‘Jewish Drama in Real Life: Drawing Inspiration from Adversity’

Raphael is the Director of Cult Consulting Australia. His is the author of five books including “Cults: Too Good to be True” and “Cults, Terror and Mind Control”.

JHC Film Club: "Six Million and One" (2011)

Event Date: Thursday 2 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 22 August 2014 02:46

Six Million and One (2011) 93 mins
Directed by David Fisher

A filmmaker and his siblings research the experiences of their late father, who survived the Holocaust during World War II.

Launch of Interactive Exhibition "Lodz: Strength of Hope"

Published on: Friday, 22 August 2014 00:49
Published in: News from the JHC

As part of the annual Lodz Ghetto Commemoration to be held at the Jewish Holocaust Centre on Sunday morning 31 August, an online interactive exhibition will be launched, titled Lodz: Strength of Hope.

The online presentation comprises rescued documents and photographs from the World War Two period combined with eyewitness testimony to bring the experience of surviving the horrors of the Lodz Ghetto to life.

World Premiere Film Screening: 'Tunnel of Hope'

Event Date: Thursday 28 August | Venue: Classic Cinema
Published on: Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:16

The Jewish Holocaust Centre is proud to present the World Premiere of Tunnel of Hope.
A Documentary Film Directed & Produced by Dror Shwartz &Co-Produced by Michael Kagan

Tunnel of Hope is the untold story of the escape by 230 Jewish slave workers from the Novogrudok work camp on the night of September 26th 1943. It is one of the greatest escapes that took place during the Second World War.

Launch of JHC App

Published on: Tuesday, 23 July 2013 03:28
Published in: News from the JHC

Holocaust Survivors’ testimonies, artefacts, photographs and stories packaged as an iPhone App was launched in July at the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Students and members of the public can download this free cutting-edge ‘Storypod’ App at the Apple App Store.

Download from the Apple App Store

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