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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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.

Dutch hero who saved Jewish children honoured

Published on: Monday, 18 May 2015 02:29
Published in: News from the JHC

The Jewish Holocaust Centre recently held a ceremony of recognition to mark the inordinate act of courage of Mrs Constance Koster, a 95-year-old Melbourne-based Dutch woman. Mrs Koster’s story is remarkable.

As a young girl serving in the Dutch underground, she smuggled many Jewish babies and children to safety during the Nazi occupation.

Public Lecture: The Holocaust and the Soviet Union

Event Date: Thursday 28 May | Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University
Published on: Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:39

The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) will present a public lecture on 'The Holocaust and the Soviet Union'.

This will be the only public event of The Dr Jan Randa Aftermath Workshop in Holocaust and Genocide Studies on the theme of The Holocaust and the Soviet Union – which will be held in Melbourne on 27 and 28 May, 2015.

Hear from workshop participants about new research findings on the Holocaust and the Soviet Union.

JHC Film Club: 'Father' (1990)

Event Date: Thursday 28 May | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:25

'Father' (1990)

Directed by John Power and starring Max Von Sydow, Carol Drinkwater & Julia Blake. Winner of 2 AFI awards.

Anne is a happily married young mother. She lives in a suburban hotel with her husband, two young daughters and her elderly father, Joe, who migrated from Germany after the war.

JHC Social Club: Sam Moshinsky OAM

Event Date: Thursday 21 May | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:51

Guest Speaker: SAM MOSHINSKY OAM will give a lecture on “Jewish Shanghai”.

Sam Moshinsky was born in Shanghai in 1934 and lived there continuously until he arrived in Australia in 1951, at the age of 17. He described his experiences of growing up there, spanning an eventful period of history, in an autobiography entitled Goodbye Shanghai.

Film Preview: "Woman of Gold" (2015)

Event Date: Sunday 31 May | Venue: Classic Cinema
Published on: Thursday, 12 March 2015 00:23

Special film screening presented by the Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre of "Woman of Gold" (2015) Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl. Directed by Simon Curtis.

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in the incredible story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous ‘Lady In Gold’, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele.