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

German Life Certificate Signing

Event Date: Thursday 3 August | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 19 June 2017 06:25

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 on Thursday 3 August 2017, between 1:00pm and 3.00pm. It is essential for those who would like their certificates signed and stamped to complete the required information on the forms they have received prior to their appointments, and to bring proof of identity with them - valid photo-ID such as a passport, driver’s license, Keypass or proof-of-age card.

JHC Social Club: Eitan Drori

Event Date: Thursday 20 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 04:55

JHC Social Club guest speaker, Eitan Drori, will give a lecture on “The eternal Capital of diversities  - Jerusalem”.

Eitan Drori is the Executive Director of the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University – Victoria Division since 2006, and is based in Melbourne. He is the President and Founder of the Federal roof body of Israelis in Australia (AIA) established in 2011.

Public Lecture: Professor Christopher Browning

Event Date: Tuesday 4 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Thursday, 08 June 2017 00:07

Professor Christopher Browning, foremost historian of the Holocaust, will be giving a lecture on “Holocaust Denial and the Historian as Expert Witness”.

Professor Christopher Browning is the author of eight books and has served as an expert witness in war crimes’ trials in Australia, Canada, and Great Britain. He has also served as an expert witness in two Holocaust denial cases including David Irving’s libel suit against Deborah Lipstadt in 2000.

Film Launch: "Ties that Bind"

Event Date: Sunday 2 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 05 June 2017 07:29

The Jewish Holocaust Centre will be launching the film "Ties That Bind" - from Auschwitz to Cummeragunja.

Directed by Viv Parry

Public Lecture: Professor Peter Balakian

Event Date: Sunday 16 July | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 05 June 2017 07:18

The Jewish Holocaust Centre presents Professor Peter Balakian (Colgate University, New York) who will give a lecture on “Cultural Destruction: The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust”.

JHC Film Club: "The Nasty Girl" 1990 92 mins

Event Date: Sunday 25 June | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Friday, 26 May 2017 07:13

The JHC Film Club will be screening "The Nasty Girl (Das schreckliche Mädchen)" 1990 92 mins (Germany)

Directed by Michael Verhoeven

Guest Speaker: Rabbi Shamir Caplan

Sonja, a young Bavarian woman whose submission to an essay contest explores her hometown's affiliation with the Third Reich; as she learns more and more of the truth, she is increasingly victimized by her fellow townspeople, who do not want the scars from their past ripped open anew.

A Night To Remember: The Ghetto Cabaret

Event Date: Thursday 15 June - Sunday 25 June | Venue: The Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre
Published on: Monday, 08 May 2017 03:41

A Night to Remember: the Ghetto Cabaret

In every wartime ghetto, Jews continued their rich cultural life despite the constant fear, the threat of deportation, hunger and disease. Music, theatre and cabaret were part of everyday life, with hundreds of new songs composed and plays written, a testament to the resilience of the performers and writers. Cabaret was particularly popular as it was a form of resistance – with upbeat songs poking fun at the Nazis and each other.

JHC Social Club: Barbara Kamler

Event Date: Thursday 15 June | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 08 May 2017 03:17

Guest Speaker, Barbara Kamler, Emeritus Professor, Deakin University will give a lecture on “Stories of Leaving and Relocating Lives”.

The experience of leaving one’s country and settling in a new place is traumatic— involving a complex process of dislocation and relocation, unsettling and resettling. Barbara Kamler was born in New Jersey and came to Australia in 1972. Through personal narrative she will share her thoughts about the tensions of moving between ‘here’ and ‘there’, between leaving your family and acquiring another, between what you imagine and what you experience.

Honouring the Legacy of Elie Wiesel

Event Date: Tuesday 20 June | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 08 May 2017 01:45

The Jewish Holocaust Centre together with the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission invite the community to honour and pay tribute to Elie Wiesel (Z”L) on one year since his passing.

Featuring: Keynote address by Rabbi James Kennard

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.