LODZ: STRENGTH OF HOPE

LODZ: STRENGTH OF HOPE

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.

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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.

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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.

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StoryPods

StoryPods

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.

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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.

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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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Public Lecture: 'Photos and Memories with Horst Eisfelder'

Event Date: Sunday 11 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 03:50

"Jewish Refugees and Shanghai" Public Program
Guest Speaker: Horst Eisfelder.

Horst Eisfelder as a young boy in Shanghai, having fled Germany with his parents, chronicled his time in Shanghai by photographing day-to-day life in the ghetto.

Public Lecture: Prof Andrew Jakubowicz

Event Date: Sunday 25 October | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 03:33

"Jewish Refugees and Shanghai" Public Program
Guest Speaker: Prof Andrew Jakubowicz will give a lecture on 'Jewish Refugees and Shanghai: reflections on seventy years after liberation'.

Andrew Jakubowicz is professor of sociology at the University of Technology Sydney and producer of the interactive web site on the Jews of Shanghai (The Menorah of Fang Bang Lu).

New Exhibition: ‘Jewish Refugees and Shanghai'

Published on: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 02:11
Published in: News from the JHC

For approximately 20,000 European Jews fleeing persecution from the Nazi regime in the 1930s, the free port of Shanghai, which was under Japanese occupation, offered some hope of reprieve from what was to unfold in the ensuing six years of world war. Most countries outside Europe were limiting or denying entry to Jewish refugees and Shanghai became a safe haven as no visa was required to enter.

JHC Film Club: "Shanghai Ghetto" (2002)

Event Date: Sunday 20 September | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:16

The Jewish Holocaust Centre Film club will be screening the film
"Shanghai Ghetto" (2002) 95 mins
Directed by Dana Janklowicz-Mann & Amir Mann

In the late 1930s German Jews were trying to escape Nazi persecution, but country after country closed its doors to them. The only place in the world that did not require entrance visas was the international city of Shanghai.

JHC Social Club: Walter Rapoport

Event Date: Thursday 17 September | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 24 August 2015 04:34

JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, Walter Rapoport, Editor of ‘Gesher’ Magazine, will give a lecture on “A History of Interfaith Dialogue”.

Walter is the editor of Gesher, the prestigious annual journal of the Victorian Council of Christians & Jews. He is also a former Chairman of the Council. During his chairmanship he was invited to Poland to address the Polish Council of Christians & Jews, particularly noteworthy as he is Polish-born.

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.

Dutch hero who saved Jewish children honoured

Published on: Monday, 18 May 2015 02:29
Published in: News from the JHC

The Jewish Holocaust Centre recently held a ceremony of recognition to mark the inordinate act of courage of Mrs Constance Koster, a 95-year-old Melbourne-based Dutch woman. Mrs Koster’s story is remarkable.

As a young girl serving in the Dutch underground, she smuggled many Jewish babies and children to safety during the Nazi occupation.