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.
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.
JHC Social Club: Guest Speaker, Jennifer Huppert, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria will give a talk on “Changes in the Melbourne Jewish Community in the 21st Century”.
Jennifer Huppert has served as President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria since November 2014, having been a member of the Council’s executive for three years.
Please help collect 1.5 million buttons to commemorate the lives of the children who were murdered in the Holocaust.
Since 2007, the students at Bialik College have been creating a meaningful memorial for the million and a half children that were murdered during the Holocaust. They decided to collect buttons, one for each life that was lost. Their rationale was that buttons, like children, come in many different shapes, sizes and colours. The Bialik students with the help from students who have visited the Jewish Holocaust Centre, have since collected over 700,000 buttons.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre’s Museum has 15,000 of these buttons on display.
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.
The Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre will be screening "Personal Non Grata (Sugihara Chiune) (2015) 139 mins
Director: Celin Gluck
English, Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, Lithuanian, Hebrew (English Subtitles)
Persona Non Grata brings to life the riveting story of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, known as the Schindler of Japan, and his life leading up to and after his decision to issue over 2,000 visas to Jewish refugees in Kaunas, Lithuania saving the lives of over 6,000 people.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre Film Club will be screening As If It Were Yesterday (comme si c’etait hier)
Belgium 1980, 85 min, French (English Subtitles)
Directed by Myriam Abramowicz & Esther Hoffenberg
As If It Were Yesterday documents the little-known heroism of the Belgian Resistance who, during the Nazi occupation, hid over 4,000 Jewish children rescuing them from deportation and extermination often at the risk of their own lives.
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.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre will screen 'Camp 32', the movie by Cambodian-born Melbournian, Bunhom (Hom) Cchorn, on Sunday, 18 September, at 2.00pm.
Hom Cchorn, just six years old when he was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge in a concentration camp, returns to his homeland to make a film about the brtual prison where his father and brother were killed and where he was imprisoned at Camp 32, a remote site in Cambodia.