About the JHC

The Jewish Holocaust Centre is an institution dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.

We consider the finest memorial to all victims of racist policies to be an educational program which aims to combat anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice in the community and foster understanding between people.

The Jewish Holocaust Centre was the fulfilment of a vision by Melbourne Holocaust survivors to create a memorial to the millions of Jews who were murdered between 1933 and 1945. The Centre was established under the patronage of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem and, from its humble beginnings in 1984, has grown to become an active and internationally-recognised institution dedicated to combating racism, hatred and prejudice by fostering tolerance and understanding.

Symcha Binem (Bono) Wiener

Mina Fink

Aron Sokolowicz

Together with the administrative support team and Development Office, the Centre has four departments:  Education, Community, Collections and Research.

The Jewish Holocaust Centre's board consists of Holocaust survivors, their children, and grandchildren.  We believe that including all three generations is important to ensure the continuity and vibrancy of the Centre.