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 Film Club: "Sighet, Sighet" 1967

Event Date: Sunday 27 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 21 July 2017 03:12

The JHC Film Club will be screening "Sighet, Sighet", (1967) 27 min. Directed by Harold Becker

Guest Speaker:Sue Hampel OAM
, Holocaust and Genocide studies (ACJC) & Co-President of the Jewish Holocaust Centre

Elie Wiesel, a survivor from Sighet [aka Sighetu Marmatiei], a town from which thousands of Jews were deported to the extermination camp Auschwitz, returns, unknown and unseen, a silent witness to the town where he was born and grew up.

JHC Social Club: Lilly Skurnik OAM

Event Date: Thursday 17 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 14 July 2017 07:06

JHC Guest Speaker, Lilly Skurnik OAM, Author of “The Colours of Life living blind" will be giving a lecture on her book and her life.

….an inspiration not only for those with vision impairment, but for the sighted who unthinkingly brush aside those with disabilities.

Memorial Service for Saba Feniger

Event Date: Sunday 13 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 02:43

Memorial Service for Saba Feniger

You are invited to attend a memorial, to be held at the Jewish Holocaust Centre, to mark the passing of long-serving and respected JHC Holocaust volunteer and past Curator  - Saba Feniger.

Please joins us to honour Saba.

Special Screening: "The Danish Solution" (2003) Denmark/USA

Event Date: Tuesday 8 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 02:10

Special Screening of "The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews in Denmark" (2003), Denmark/USA.

Directed by Karen Cantor and Camilla Kjaerilff and Narrated by Garrison Keillor. Guest Speaker: Karen Cantor

The Danish Solution is about humanity in action. This evocative documentary film tells the story of the rescue of Danish Jews during WWII.  When ordinary Danes heard that the Jews would be rounded up, many offered help. Person after person did what they could to hide their Jewish neighbors.  Especially today, with a tidal wave of refugees risking their lives to find safety, The Danish Solution documents how individual action changed the course of history and asks each one of us what we would do to help others in peril.

JHC Film Club: "Miss Sarajevo" 1995

Event Date: Sunday 6 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Saturday, 01 July 2017 13:15

JHC Film Club will be screening "Miss Sarajevo” (1995) 33 mins, USA. Directed by Bill Carter. Guest Speaker: Associate Professor Hariz Halilovich, RMIT

Miss Sarajevo is a surreal and startling portrait of Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia, during the height of the city’s siege. Winner of the International Monitor Award, Golden Hugo, and the Maverick Director Award (Newport Beach Film Festival). Instead of following the scenes of carnage that the main media so often squeezes into thirty second dramatic sound bites, Carter’s camera follows the alternative scene of artists, young people and the people determined to live as normal a life as they could under the most difficult and dangerous conditions.

German Life Certificate Signing

Event Date: Thursday 3 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 19 June 2017 06:25

Important announcement for recipients of compensation payments from Germany

Registered recipients of German compensation can have their ‘Life Certificates’ endorsed officially at the Jewish Holocaust Centre on Thursday 3 August 2017, between 1:00pm and 3.00pm. It is essential for those who would like their certificates signed and stamped to complete the required information on the forms they have received prior to their appointments, and to bring proof of identity with them - valid photo-ID such as a passport, driver’s license, Keypass or proof-of-age card.

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.