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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Betty & Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration 2018: Professor Michael Berenbaum

Event Date: Sunday 11 November | Venue: St Kilda Town Hall
Published on: Wednesday, 17 October 2018 06:17

The Betty & Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration, Keynote Speaker: Michael Berenbaum

Professor Berenbaum is an American scholar, museum and film consultant who specialises in the study of the Holocaust.

Shifting Narratives of the Holocaust in Contemporary Society

In conversation with Moshe Lang

Event Date: Sunday 28 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 08 October 2018 06:40

In conversation with Moshe Lang

Discussing 50 years of working with Holocaust survivors and their families.

Clinical psychologist Moshe Lang is one of Australia’s foremost family therapists. He will speak with Dr George Halasz, a consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, who specialises in Holocaust trauma and the transition of trauma between generations.

JHC Social Club: Dr Dvir Abramovich

Event Date: Thursday 15 November | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Thursday, 04 October 2018 05:40

JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chair, B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission will be giving a lecture on “Stories from the Frontline: Fighting anti-Semitism and Holocaust exploitation in Australia”.

Dr Dvir Abramovich is chair of The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, The Israel Kipen Lecturer in Jewish Studies and Director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at The University of Melbourne.

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.