News from the JHC

A unique piece of Holocaust history now on display at the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Long thought lost, the model that was used at the end of the Second World War by a group of Oskar Schindler’s Jewish workers to make a gold ring for him has been found. It lay in the ring-maker’s workshop in Melbourne for more than 50 years.

Oskar Schindler, the hero of Thomas Kenneally’s book, Schindler’s Ark and the Spielberg film,Schindler’s List was a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party who saved Jews by employing them in his factory and treating them humanely. About 1200 Jews were saved by him.

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Friday, 22 Apr 2016: Erev Pesach - MUSEUM CLOSED/OFFICE CLOSED
Saturday, 23 Apr 2016: Shabbat First Day of Pesach - MUSEUM CLOSED/OFFICE CLOSED
Sunday, 24 Apr 2016: Second Day of Pesach - MUSEUM CLOSED/OFFICE CLOSED
Monday, 25 Apr 2016: Anzac Day, 12:00 - 4:00pm - OFFICE CLOSED
Thursday, 28 Apr 2016: Erev Seventh day Pesach, 10.00am - 2.00pm - OFFICE CLOSES 2pm
Friday, 29 Apr 2016: Seventh day Pesach - MUSEUM CLOSED/OFFICE CLOSED
Saturday, 30 Apr 2016: Shabbat Last day of Pesach - MUSEUM CLOSED/OFFICE CLOSED

New Exhibition: "Tribute: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors" by Jeffrey Kelson

22 March - 10 April 2016

A tribute to the dignity, fortitude and resilience of 20 Melbourne Holocaust survivors.

As Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust survivor numbers decline, a local artist has painted a series of portraits to commemorate their stories.

To be shown this month at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick, Tribute is an homage to the stories of 20 survivors, most now aged in their 80s and 90s. This is the first time a series like this has been painted in Australia.

The Jewish Holocaust Centre will screen 'Camp 32', the movie by Cambodian-born Melbournian, Bunhom (Hom) Cchorn, on Sunday, 18 September, at 2.00pm.

Hom Cchorn, just six years old when he was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge in a concentration camp, returns to his homeland to make a film about the brtual prison where his father and brother were killed and where he was imprisoned at Camp 32, a remote site in Cambodia.

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