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Jewish Holocaust Centre Inc

13-15 Selwyn Street, ELSTERNWICK
Phone: (03) 9528 1985
Jewish Holocaust Centre Inc Website

About the organisation

The Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) was established in 1984 by Holocaust survivors to create a memorial to the Jews murdered by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. The JHC is a museum, education and research Centre and provides a comprehensive overview through photos, artefacts and survivor testimony of the attempted genocide of European Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. Our core objective, using Holocaust education as a tool, is to safeguard human rights and liberties by fostering respect and understanding in a culturally diverse community. The JHC is a not-for-profit volunteer-based community organisation, entry is free and revenue is derived predominantly from donations. Today the JHC has grown from its humble beginnings to become an active and internationally recognised institution.This is achieved through our museum display as well as our powerful education program which is available to schools and members of the community. Approximately 30,000 people visit the JHC annually and they have the opportunity to interact with survivors - eyewitnesses to the events. This experience enables people to learn in a unique environment and allows them to connect to the historical facts in a deeper, more meaningful way.
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