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Jewish Holocaust Centre
February 25, 2021, 10:00 am
Ensuring students are a ‘force for good’
Merlino: 'A much greater emphasis on the teaching of the Holocaust will have a big impact on our students’ understanding of how much damage antisemitic behaviour can cause'.
January 25, 2021, 12:12 pm
Prime Minister to join virtual commemoration
PM Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will address a first-ever Australia-wide online event commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
January 1, 2021, 9:00 am
Award for JHC survivor program
Ask a Survivor was developed in coordination with the JHC’s community of Holocaust survivors. Over an eight-year period, 46 interviews with 32 different survivors were conducted.
November 26, 2020, 12:00 am
Construction commences on new Holocaust Centre
JHC CEO Jayne Josem told the gathering, “We’re not just building a museum, we’re building tolerance, we’re building respect, we’re building understanding.”
August 27, 2020, 11:50 pm
One door closes
'It has been bittersweet to not be standing alongside our wonderful survivors and dedicated volunteers, farewelling this building that has served us so well for 36 years'.
April 23, 2020, 12:20 pm
A unique remembrance
'Gathering together behind our screens was a powerful experience, demonstrating the strength and uniqueness of the Melbourne Jewish community'.
April 17, 2020, 11:31 am
‘We need hope to sustain us’
The Jewish Holocaust Centre's ‘Survivor Connect’ project sees the profiles of Shoah survivors posted online, allowing the community to reach out to them with a special message.
April 16, 2020, 6:10 pm
Remembering the Holocaust in the time of COVID-19
'Streaming the Yom Hashoah commemoration allows us to maintain our decades-long tradition of coming together as a community, albeit virtually, to remember those who perished'.
February 28, 2020, 12:00 am
Special scrolls tell a story
'We feel privileged and honoured to be the custodian of this treasure as it evokes a sense of awe in the visitor'.
February 27, 2020, 11:30 am
Compulsory Holocaust education for schools
Victorian Education Minister James Merlino: 'It concerns me that if asked, most kids today wouldn’t be able to explain what the Holocaust was'.
February 17, 2020, 10:55 am
Jewish Holocaust Centre on the move
'We are on track to build a much bigger facility with two world-class museums, state-of-the-art learning studios and a vital Holocaust library and resource centre'.
February 6, 2020, 6:00 am
Vic Liberals adopt swastika ban
It is the first time a government or opposition in Australia has advocated such a ban, following communal disgust at a Nazi flag flown in the Victorian town of Beulah.
January 30, 2020, 8:00 am
Melbourne survivor recounts the final days
Shoah survivor Eva Slonim recounted her memories of the final days of Auschwitz as Melbourne's Jewish community paused to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation.
December 3, 2019, 8:00 am
Building for the future
Melbourne's Jewish Holocaust Centre hopes to raise $2 million as part of its capital appeal to renovate and rejuvenate the museum.
November 29, 2019, 11:19 am
Antisemitism condemned in Senate
Three Australian Senators have spoken out against the rise of antisemitism across the country, calling for increased Shoah education in schools.