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

JHC Friends Film Night: "Persona Non Grata (Sugihara Chiune)" (2015)

Event Date: Sunday 3 July | Venue: Classic Cinema
Published on: Monday, 30 May 2016 00:52

The Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre will be screening "Personal Non Grata (Sugihara Chiune) (2015) 139 mins
Director: Celin Gluck

English, Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, Lithuanian, Hebrew (English Subtitles)

Persona Non Grata brings to life the riveting story of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, known as the Schindler of Japan, and his life leading up to and after his decision to issue over 2,000 visas to Jewish refugees in Kaunas, Lithuania saving the lives of over 6,000 people.

Glen Eira Storytelling Festival: in Conversation with Magda Szubanski & Leah Kaminsky

Event Date: Sunday 26 June | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 24 May 2016 05:56

City of Glen Eira Storytelling Festival 2016:

Bearing Witness across the Generations

In conversation with Magda Szubanski and Leah Kaminsky

Award-winning author and historian Clare Wright joins Magda Szubanski and Leah Kaminsky to discuss the various and profound tragedies of war and the resulting intergenerational trauma it can engender.

JHC Film Club: "As If It Were Yesterday (comme si c'etait hier)" (1980)

Event Date: Sunday 3 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:36

The Jewish Holocaust Centre Film Club will be screening As If It Were Yesterday (comme si c’etait hier)
Belgium 1980, 85 min, French (English Subtitles)
Directed by Myriam Abramowicz & Esther Hoffenberg

As If It Were Yesterday documents the little-known heroism of the Belgian Resistance who, during the Nazi occupation, hid over 4,000 Jewish children rescuing them from deportation and extermination often at the risk of their own lives.

JHC Social Club: Najaf Mazari

Event Date: Thursday 16 June | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 16 May 2016 02:40

The JHC Social Club presents guest speaker, Najaf Mazari, who is the well-known and respected co-author of “The Rugmaker of Mazar-E–Sharif”, “The Honey Thief” and “Afghanistan to Australia, an Extraordinary Journey”.

Ring of Hope

Published on: Thursday, 05 May 2016 06:29
Published in: News from the JHC

A unique piece of Holocaust history now on display at the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Long thought lost, the model that was used at the end of the Second World War by a group of Oskar Schindler’s Jewish workers to make a gold ring for him has been found. It lay in the ring-maker’s workshop in Melbourne for more than 50 years.

Oskar Schindler, the hero of Thomas Kenneally’s book, Schindler’s Ark and the Spielberg film,Schindler’s List was a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party who saved Jews by employing them in his factory and treating them humanely. About 1200 Jews were saved by him.

Entertainment Book 2016/2017 now available

Published on: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 01:21
Published in: News from the JHC

Entertainment Book 2016/2017 is now available.

Support Friends of Jewish Holocaust Centre - Order your NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Membership now!

To order your Book or your Digital Membership securely online visit:


Cost: $65.00

Stop Press: Screening of 'Camp 32'

Published on: Monday, 29 February 2016 12:21
Published in: News from the JHC

The Jewish Holocaust Centre will screen 'Camp 32', the movie by Cambodian-born Melbournian, Bunhom (Hom) Cchorn, on Sunday, 18 September, at 2.00pm.

Hom Cchorn, just six years old when he was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge in a concentration camp, returns to his homeland to make a film about the brtual prison where his father and brother were killed and where he was imprisoned at Camp 32, a remote site in Cambodia.

Jewish Holocaust Centre 'Hide and Seek' Program awarded

Published on: Thursday, 03 December 2015 23:42
Published in: News from the JHC

The Jewish Holocaust Centre is delighted to have received a Victorian Multicultural Excellence Award for its 'Hide and Seek: Stories of Survival' education program.

Victoria's Multicultural Awards for Excellence acknowledge outstanding achievements and services of people and organisations who have actively supported cultural diversity and made a real impact in promoting community harmony. The Centre's award was for 'Outstanding practices in education services that raise awareness and support the implementation of civics, citizenship and multicultural education.'

JHC Education Resources on ABC 'Splash'

Published on: Monday, 18 May 2015 05:04
Published in: News from the JHC

Explore Melbourne survivor testimonies and artefacts through these three Digibooks created in partnership with ABC Splash.