Mr Christopher Woodthorpe, Regional Representative of the United Nations Secretary General will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 UN Holocaust Memorial Day.
"Confronting the Holocaust: Keeping The Memory Alive"
The commemoration, organized annually by the Jewish Holocaust Centre, is held to accord with the November 2005 Resolution of the UN General Assembly proclaiming 27 January, the day in 1945 on which Auschwitz was liberated, as the annual international memorial day to mark the Holocaust.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Pilecki Project Committee, proudly present a commemoration in honour of Captain Witold Pilecki – ‘The only Auschwitz Volunteer’. As part of a Polish resistance operation, Captain Witold Pilecki volunteered to go behind the gates of Auschwitz.
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.