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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Latest from the JHC

JHC Social Club: Heather Morris

Event Date: Thursday 24 May | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 20 April 2018 03:30

JHC Social Club guest speaker, Heather Morris is the author of the book "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" and will give a lecture about her book.

JHC Film Club: "Intore" 76 mins

Event Date: Sunday 29 April | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 27 March 2018 06:23

JHC Film Club will be screening "Intore" (2014) 76 mins, Rwanda, Directed by Eric Kabera

Guest Speaker: Sue Hampel OAM, JHC Co-President

INTORE offers a powerful and rare look at how Rwanda survived its tragic past by regaining its identity through music, dance, and the resilience of a new generation.

Book Launch: "I Am Sasha" by Anita Selzer

Event Date: Sunday 22 April | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 27 March 2018 06:15

“I am Sasha” by Anita Selzer - To be launched by Mr Robert Sessions, Former Director, Penguin Books

It is German-occupied Poland in 1942 and Jewish lives are at risk. Nazi soldiers order young boys to pull down their trousers to see if they are circumcised. Many are summarily shot or sent to the camps.

A remarkable mother takes an ingenious step. To avoid suspicion, she trains her teenage son to be a girl: his clothing, voice, hair, manners and more. Together, mother and son face incredible odds as their story sweeps backwards and forwards across occupied Europe.

JHC Education trip to Berlin and Poland

Published on: Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:41
Published in: News from the JHC

The purpose of the JHC Education trip to Berlin and Poland is to deepen and enhance the knowledge of our educators, staff and volunteers. This immersive tour will visit sites connected to the JHC exhibition and its education programs. We will visit the sites of the atrocities and memorials, towns and museums.

Priority of importance on trip:
1. Education Staff
2. Volunteer guides – who have shown a commitment to the JHC and whose participation will enhance the work at JHC. Limited places are available for:
3. Other JHC volunteers who have shown a commitment to the JHC
4. Members and friends of the JHC community

An Information Session will be held at the Jewish Holocaust Centre on Monday 5 March at 7.30pm.

For any queries related to the trip, contact Evelyn: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

War Memorial honours victims and survivors of the Holocaust

Published on: Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:38
Published in: News from the JHC

By Kristina Zarich

A new display at the Australian War Memorial pays homage to victims of the Holocaust and honours thousands of survivors who made Australia their home after the end of World War II.

A new permanent display has been launched at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust.

While marking the deaths of six million Jews, the exhibit also includes stories of the thousands of survivors that made new homes in Australia after the end of World War II.

Developed by the Australian War Memorial and the Jewish Holocaust Centre, the exhibit expands on the small number of relics previously on display.