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: Fr Bob Maguire

Event Date: Thursday 16 April | Venue: Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre & National Library
Published on: Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:57

Guest Speaker: Father Bob maguire, Catholic Priest will give a lecture on “An Angel in Disguise”

Catholic Priest Fr Bob Maguire has a long history in the Melbourne community as a pioneer in the social sector. Fr Bob’s early life instilled in him a sense of care and concern for the forgotten members of community, the ‘unlovely and the unloved’.

Film Preview: "Woman of Gold" (2015)

Event Date: Sunday 31 May | Venue: Classic Cinema
Published on: Thursday, 12 March 2015 00:23

Special film screening presented by the Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre of "Woman of Gold" (2015) Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl. Directed by Simon Curtis.

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in the incredible story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous ‘Lady In Gold’, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele.

Information Night: JHC Holocaust Education Course 2015

Event Date: Monday 30 March | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Wednesday, 11 March 2015 23:22

Holocaust Education at the JHC
The Jewish Holocaust Centre is offering a comprehensive 17-week course on the Holocaust. Topics will include Pre-war Europe, Nazi policies and their implementation, Liberation and much more.

Special Screening: "Besa: The Promise"

Event Date: Sunday 29 March | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 27 February 2015 01:53

Screening of the multi award-winning documentary ‘BESA: The Promise’ (2012), followed by an inter-faith panel discussion with Rabbi Fred Morgan (Former Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth Israel), Rufiath Yousuff (Criminal Law solicitor and Board Member of the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia) and Mr Barney Zwartz (senior fellow with the Centre for Public Christianity and former religion editor for The Age).

2015 'Holocaust Film Series'

Event Date: 12 - 25 March 2015 | Venue: Classic Cinema
Published on: Friday, 27 February 2015 01:20

2015 is a unique moment in time when there is a surge of Holocaust-related stories being told by survivors and young filmmakers.

Films about the Holocaust tell universal stories as well as those that are deeply personal. They tap into the very human themes of courage, tragedy identity and hope, often in an attempt to make sense of the incomprehensible.

Holocaust survivor Henri Korn will be the subject of a portrait to be submitted for the annual prestigious Archibald Prize, to be judged by the trustees of the NSW Art Gallery.

Korn, who was born in Germany, was barely 9 years old when he witnessed the murder of his young friend, Leo Troski, and Leo’s parents, during Kristallnacht (The Night of the Broken Glass) – the widespread destruction of hundreds of synagogues in Germany and  Austria, the murder of almost 100 Jews and attacks on Jewish property in November 1938.

New exhibition from Yad Vashem: "Besa: A Code of Honour"

Published on: Sunday, 01 February 2015 13:08
Published in: News from the JHC

Besa: A Code of Honour
Muslim Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust

An exhibition from Yad Vashem, presented by the Jewish Holocaust Centre in partnership with the Albanian Australian Islamic Society & Courage to Care

12 March to 30 April, 2015

This exhibition features photographs by the American photographer Norman Gershman of Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews during the Holocaust.