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.

The Jewish Holocaust Centre will present a travelling exhibit of the photographs by Faye Schulman, the only known Jewish partisan to document the World War II experienceon film.

"Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman"

Monday 12 September till Sunday 30 October.

Sunday 2 October - Erev Rosh Hashanah
MUSEUM CLOSED

Monday 3 October - Rosh Hashanah
MUSEUM CLOSED

Tuesday 4 October - Rosh Hashanah
MUSEUM CLOSED

Please note that new parking conditions have now come into affect for cars and buses parking in front of the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Buses will have a maximum of 10 minutes to drop off or pick up students from the Centre from 9.30am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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

Phillip Maisel, Order of Australia Medal recipient, and Head of the Jewish Holocaust Centre's Video Testimonies Department, has received a prestigious Victorian Museum Award from Museums Australia (Victoria), the industry body for Victoria’s museums.

The 2016 Victorian Museum Awards were presented on 14 July at State Library Victoria by Museums Australia (Victoria) – www.mavic.asn.au – the peak body for 1,000+ museums and collecting organisations. The night was hosted by performer, writer, producer, and director, Diana Nguyen and featured a special address by Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries.

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