News from the JHC

FACING THE PAST - A photographic exhibition of Holocaust survivors by Simon Shiff

To mark its 30th year, the Jewish Holocaust Centre is paying tribute to all the Holocaust survivors who have volunteered their time to make the Centre the vibrant, award-winning museum and educational institution it has become.

Facing the Past - the work of photographer Simon Shiff - is an exhibition of black and white photographic portraits of Holocaust survivors who are still active at the Holocaust Centre, 75 years since the start of the Second World War and since their lives changed irrevocably. Also included are brief personal histories and photographs of the survivors in their youth.

As part of the annual Lodz Ghetto Commemoration to be held at the Jewish Holocaust Centre on Sunday morning 31 August, an online interactive exhibition will be launched, titled Lodz: Strength of Hope.

The online presentation comprises rescued documents and photographs from the World War Two period combined with eyewitness testimony to bring the experience of surviving the horrors of the Lodz Ghetto to life.

From 20 March–2 April 2014 JIFF will present the inaugural Holocaust Film Series in cultural partnership with the Jewish Holocaust Centre and Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM).

2014 marks 30 years from when the Jewish Holocaust Centre opened its doors.

On May 20, 2014 the Jewish Holocaust Centre will host a special gala evening to commemorate this milestone.  Our goal is simple – ‘remember the past, change the future’.  Please make a note of this date in your diary.

The Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) in Melbourne is the latest beneficiary of election campaign spending, with the museum set to receive a $7,700 grant under the government’s Building Multi-cultural Communities Program scheme.

Funding for the grant has already been included in the budget and will help with the centre’s “many projects”, according to a release from the ALP. The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, said the centre’s work was important to the Victorian community.

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