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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Book Launch: "Tragedy & Triumph: Early Testimonies of Jewish Survivors of World War II"

Event Date: Sunday 21 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 21 September 2018 00:44

The Jewish Holocaust Centre together with Monash University Publishing invite you to the launch of "Tragedy and Triumph: Early Testimonies of Jewish Survivors of World War II".

To be launched by Emeritus Professor Dr Konrad Kwiet, this collection - compiled and translated by JHC volunteer Freda Hodge - retrieves early voices of Holocaust survivors who gave testimony in Yiddish in the post-war DP camps. Men, women and children relate personal experiences of deportation and ghettoisation, forced labour camps and death camps, death marches and liberation.

JHC Film Club: "Numbered" (2012)

Event Date: Sunday 28 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 21 September 2018 00:09

The JHC Film Club will be screening the documentary NUMBERED (2012) followed by guest speaker Ephraim Finch OAM, Executive Director, Melbourne Chevra Kadisha, 1990-2015.

Auschwitz prisoners, both Jewish and non-Jewish, were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms. An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps; only some several thousand survivors are still alive today. NUMBERED is an explosive, highly visual, and emotionally cinematic journey, guided by testimonies and portraits of these survivors.

Public Lecture: Ruta Vanagaite - Holocaust in Lithuania: journey into the darkness

Event Date: Thursday 11 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 14 September 2018 04:18

Join us for an evening with best selling Lithuanian writer, Ruta Vanagaite, who will give a lecture on Holocaust in Lithuania: journey into the darkness.

Born in Lithuania, Ruta Vanagaite has enjoyed a stellar career as a journalist, writer, publisher, theatre and TV producer. She has served as an adviser to the Prime Minister of Lithuania on public relations, was executive director of ‘’Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009’ and in 1993, she was named Lithuania’s “Woman of the Year.

JHC Jewish Holidays

Published on: Wednesday, 29 August 2018 01:11
Published in: News from the JHC

Sunday 9 September
Erev Rosh Hashana: MUSEUM CLOSED

Monday 10 September
Rosh Hashana Day 1: MUSEUM CLOSED

JHC Film Club: "Nana" (2016)

Event Date: Sunday 7 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 24 August 2018 07:18

The JHC Film Club will be screening the award-winning documentary Nana (2016) USA, Belgium and Poland. Directed by Serenka Dykman, who is a New York-based filmmaker, and a graduate from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her work, ranging from comedy to drama and documentary, has won her over 40 awards in the past three years.

Nana is a feature-length transgenerational documentary. The filmmaker retraces her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story, and investigates how her life-long fight against intolerance can be taught to the new generations.

Following the screening there will be a third generation panel of speakers: Dr Jordy Silverstein, Melanie Raleigh and Gilad Cohen.

JHC Social Club: Tjanara Goreng Goreng

Event Date: Thursday 18 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 24 August 2018 07:07

JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Adjunct Assistant Professor, ANU; Research Scholar, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, will give a lecture on "A Long Way from No Go".

Tjanara Goreng Goreng is a Wakka Wakka Wulli Wulli traditional owner from Central Queensland who was born in the outback at Longreach in central western Queensland. She has spent a total of 40 years as a public servant at Commonwealth and state levels and in academia, and was one of the bright young people taken on by Charlie Perkins, the first Indigenous person to head up the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

JHC Social Club: Alice Nelson

Event Date: Thursday 4 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 24 August 2018 06:51

JHC Guest Speaker, Alice Nelson, Award-winning novelist and journalist will be in conversation with Leah Kaminsky about A Wounded Covenant: Raising Children after Catastrophe.

Her new novel, The Children’s House, moves from post-war Israel to New York City in the years after the Rwandan Genocide, and draws on her experience of working with Holocaust survivors and their children, as well as East African refugees to powerfully explore the complexities of loving and raising children in the aftermath of extreme trauma.