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: Debra Korman

Event Date: Thursday 11 May | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 04 April 2017 07:20

JHC Social Club guest speaker, Debra Korman, Kehilat Nitzan will give a public lecture on “How an asylum seeker came to be living in my home”.

Debra is involved in a variety of community projects. She helps organise a weekly food van with 80 volunteers from her synagogue Kehilat Nitzan and in conjunction with the Father Bob Maguire Foundation, they feed and offer support and friendship to the disadvantaged in Port Melbourne.

Friends of the JHC: Entertainment Book 2017 now available

Published on: Tuesday, 04 April 2017 07:10
Published in: News from the JHC

Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre Entertainment BookTM is now available for sale from the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Every sale contributes to our fundraiser, so purchase yours today!

To order your Book or your Digital Membership security online visit: www.entbook.com.au/188738b

Contact: Tosca Birnbaum - 03 9528 1985 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GEN 17 Survey

Published on: Tuesday, 04 April 2017 02:06
Published in: News from the JHC

Your Help is Requested for GEN 17

The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation is currently undertaking a detailed survey, GEN 17, of the Jewish population. It is very important for the future of our community that as many of us as possible complete the online survey. It does not take long to do so.

Why important? Like the previous survey, conducted almost a decade ago, this survey will provide invaluable in-depth data analysis to help direct resources where they are needed most and to address the needs, insofar as possible, of a community in change.

Yom Hashoah Candle Lighting Ceremony & Bus Pick Up

Event Date: Sunday 23 April | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Saturday, 01 April 2017 14:25

The Jewish Holocaust Centre will hold a brief candle lighting ceremony in honour of Yom Hashoah to be held in front of the Eternal Flame in front of the Centre.

For those people requiring transport to the Yom Hashoah Commemoration at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, there will be a bus leaving the Centre at 6.45pm.

Book Launch: "Survivor" by Harry Borden

Event Date: Sunday 23 April | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Saturday, 01 April 2017 14:08

Your are invited to the launch of Harry Borden's book "Survivor".

Award-winning photographer Harry Borden brings together powerful and moving portraits of Holocaust survivors, with captions in their own words.

JHC Film Club: "Divided We Fall" (2000)

Event Date: Sunday 30 April | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Monday, 27 March 2017 03:53

The JHC Film Club will be screening the Academy Award nominated film "Divided We Fall" (2000) Czechoslovakia.
Directed by Jan Hrebejk

In World War II Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple, Josef and Marie Cizek, can only watch while the Jewish family of their employers, the Wieners, are first removed from their own home to a spare room in their house by the Nazis, then deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp. Years later, young David Wiener, the sole surviving member of that family has managed to escape and make it to the Cizeks.

Special Screening: “The Zookeeper's Wife”

Event Date: Sunday 7 May | Venue: Classic Cinema
Published on: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:30

Special Film Screening presented by Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre of 'The Zookeeper's Wife' (2017). Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh & Daniel Brühl. Directed by Niki Caro.

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh, a European Film Award nominee for the Academy Award-nominated (The Broken Circle Breakdown), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.

JHC Social Club: Lillian Kline

Event Date: Thursday 6 April | Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
Published on: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:15

JHC Social Club Guest Speaker: Lillian Kline, Social justice advocate, facilitator, mentor - Small Giants (Australia) will give a lecture on “A Perspective of the Complex Situation in the Middle East from afar”.

Lillian is a passionate social justice warrior and mother of four. She was the inaugural Director of the Pathways to Politics Program for Women at Melbourne University and currently works with Small Giants, an organisation that creates, supports, and empowers businesses that have a positive impact on the world. She was the former Development Director at Stand Up, a Jewish social justice organisation.

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.

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.