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: The Flat (Hadira) 2011

Event Date: Sunday 21 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 22 July 2016 03:07

The JHC Film Club will be screening The Flat (Hadira) Germany & Israel (2011), 97 min
English, Hebrew & German (English subtitles)
Director: Arnon Goldfinger
Guest Speaker: Dr Anna Hirsh, JHC Archivist.

Hidden secrets, strange relationships and a past cloaked in denial confront filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger as he unearths family skeletons in The Flat, an award-winning documentary steeped in intrigue.

Phillip Maisel OAM receives Museums Australia (Victoria) Award

Published on: Monday, 18 July 2016 01:59
Published in: News from the JHC

Phillip Maisel, Order of Australia Medal recipient, and Head of the Jewish Holocaust Centre's Video Testimonies Department, has received a prestigious Victorian Museum Award from Museums Australia (Victoria), the industry body for Victoria’s museums.

The 2016 Victorian Museum Awards were presented on 14 July at State Library Victoria by Museums Australia (Victoria) – www.mavic.asn.au – the peak body for 1,000+ museums and collecting organisations. The night was hosted by performer, writer, producer, and director, Diana Nguyen and featured a special address by Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries.

JHC Social Club: Rabbi Fred Morgan AM

Event Date: Thursday 18 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 01:12

The JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, Rabbi Fred Morgan AM, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Israel will be giving a lecture on “Is Interfaith Dialogue Working?”

Rabbi Fred Morgan is Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, Australian Catholic University, researching Judaism and interfaith dialogue.

Memorial Tribute to Elie Wiesel (Z"L)

Event Date: Sunday 31 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:35

The Jewish Holocaust Centre in conjunction with Caulfield Shule invite the community to a memorial tribute to Elie Wiesel (Z”L).

Speaker: Rabbi Ralph Genende, Holocaust Survivors: Mr Moshe Fiszman and Mrs Saba Feniger; and Hazkarah: Chazzan Dov Farkas.

German Life Certificate Signing

Event Date: Thursday 28 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 21 June 2016 02:46

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.

JHC Film Club: The Wave (Die Welle) (2008)

Event Date: Sunday 7 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 20 June 2016 02:13

The Jewish Holocaust Centre Film Club will be screening "The Wave" (Die Welle), Germany 2008, 107 min, German (English Subtitles).
Directed by Dennis Gansel

High school teacher, Rainer Wegner, may be popular with the students, but he’s also unorthodox. He’s forced to teach about autocracy for the school’s project week. He’s less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He forces the students to become more invested in the prospect of self-rule, and soon the class project has its own power and eerily starts to resemble Germany’s past.

Help Recover Names of Holocaust Victims

Published on: Wednesday, 08 June 2016 07:25
Published in: News from the JHC

Share this video to help Yad Vashem recover the missing names and lost identities of the victims of the Shoah.

To date the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names records the names of 4.6 million Jewish Holocaust victims.

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.

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.