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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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.

JHC Social Club: Jennifer Huppert

Event Date: Thursday 14 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Thursday, 16 June 2016 06:17

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.

Bialik Buttons Project

Published on: Wednesday, 08 June 2016 07:36
Published in: News from the JHC

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.

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.

JHC Friends Film Night: "Persona Non Grata (Sugihara Chiune)" (2015)

Event Date: Sunday 3 July | Venue: Classic Cinema
Published on: Monday, 30 May 2016 00:52

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.

JHC Film Club: "As If It Were Yesterday (comme si c'etait hier)" (1980)

Event Date: Sunday 3 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:36

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.

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.

Stop Press: Screening of 'Camp 32'

Published on: Monday, 29 February 2016 12:21
Published in: News from the JHC

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.

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.