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Jewish Holocaust Centre

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Address: 13-15 Selwyn St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
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+61 3 9528 1985
10:00 - 16:00
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The Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre is an institution dedicated...

The Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre is an institution dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.

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Educational and Informative

An educational museum set up by holocaust survivors and their relatives. It was a reminder of the human tragedy experienced and was supported with amazing photographic and... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Holocaust centre yesterday. It was both interesting and devastating to see and read about this time in history. Whilst we were asked if we need any help or information once we were in the actual museum it was difficult to know were to go when you enter the foyer. Better signage to direct us into the actually museum... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

An educational museum set up by holocaust survivors and their relatives. It was a reminder of the human tragedy experienced and was supported with amazing photographic and document evidence as well as interactive displays. We were lucky enough to be present when a 93 year old survivor told his personal story. It was a moving account of starvation and excruciating... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

My daughter asked if I could take her to the Jewish holocaust centre as she was doing a project for school. I had to re confirm the address because I never knew such a centre was in Elsternwick. After visiting concentration camps whilst in Germany a number of years ago it really brought home everything we had seen again and... More 

Thank Matt K
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

From watching movies about the Holocaust and the upcoming anniversary, I thought I would deeper educate myself. This centre is educational, the guides are very knowledgable and the tour will take approx 30min then you can go at your own pace to read the literature and watch the interviews of the survivors/next generations. Many of the guides have linkages to... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Melbourne has the largest Jewish Holocaust survivor community outside of Israel, I believe, and this museum is an excellent showcase for the horrors experienced during WWII. Suitable for all ages with guides able to explain what you are seeing, including some who were even incarcerated. There are films as well as exhibits so there is something for everyone.

1 Thank BepeAustralia
Prahran, Australia
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with my teenagers. Very informative and well set out. Definitely worth a visit. Left with an appreciation of the Jewish community and their history.

2 Thank Wendy A
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit this important and informative memorial. It would be impossible to leave here without being touched by the personal stories, shocking retelling of persecution and complete disregard of humanity. In spite it all, there is an underlying message of hope. Let's pray this never happens again.

3 Thank tracycyclone
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A very somber moment and a time to reflect where it all went wrong. EDMUND BURKE nailed it when he said: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" This was a great visit and a time in history which I'm not proud of. A must visit for all.

3 Thank Patrick L
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Holocaust Centre is a very worthwhile museum to visit while in Melbourne. The survivor guides share their stories, and explain the horrors of the Holocaust in a very informative and moving way. The displays are very explicit and show how the horrors of war leave their mark on so many generations.

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

As a teacher I've taken several groups of students to this museum and it never fails to have a powerful impact. The best part is survivors sharing their stories - a bit luck of the draw; some are more engaging than others but always a worthwhile experience.

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