Understanding through Testimony

Understanding through Testimony 

Recommended Year Levels: Years 9 – 12

Meet 26 of our Melbourne Survivors in this program. The use of testimony is a powerful tool in the understanding of events and history. Firsthand accounts add individual voices to a collective experience and help us make meaning out of numbers and statistics.

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There are five compilations of testimonies in this resource that focus on the phases in the Holocaust

  1. The Rise of Nazism
  2. Outbreak of the war
  3. Ghettos
  4. The Camps
  5. Survival and Life after

Best viewed on a tablet or computer.

Each film is made up of 7-12 short, one minute, extracts of our survivor testimonies on a specific phase of the Holocaust. Through these films students will learn about the human impact of these five periods on the Jewish people.  The survivors come from different countries and were different ages when the Holocaust began. They provide their personal stories and memories of events and experiences during this period.

Virtual Workshops

Our Virtual Workshops are custom built and based on the specific needs of the teacher and their students.
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Resources for Teachers & Students

For each virtual resource, the JHC Education team have written suggested learning activities and worksheets for students to complete. In addition, Teachers will find a specific guide with recommendations on some possible ways to use these resources in the classroom.

To view the free resources, please click the below button to complete your registration form and receive a password. All resources are only available via registration.
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JHC child safety commitment

All children visiting or engaging with the JHC have a right to feel and be safe, respected, valued and protected from harm.

The JHC is strongly committed to the safety and well-being of all children at our museum. Our museum deals with difficult themes and material. We create and maintain a child safe environment as the welfare of children is our priority.