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Jewish Holocaust Center, Melbourne

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Jewish Holocaust Center, Melbourne

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Basic Information

Location 15 Selwyn St Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia
Phone number +61 3 9528 1985
Country Australia
City Melbourne

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://www.jhc.org.au/
Geographical Coordinates -37.88332,145.00095


Summary

The Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Center (JHC) was founded in Melbourne in 1984 by Holocaust Survivors. Its mission is to commemorate the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. The research center was founded without significant public or private funds and thus has always had to rely on the help of Holocaust Survivors, their relatives and other volunteers. It is thanks to their work that the JHC has become one of the most important Australian research centers in its field. The purpose of the museum is to fight racism and to encourage mutual tolerance within the community. It attempts to reach these goals by providing information about the Holocaust. The main focus lies on the younger generation, and some 16,000 students visit the museum every year. Apart from guided tours through the museum, which are often led by holocaust Survivors, the JHC offers adult education programs, teacher training and also hosts lectures which are open to the public. Furthermore, the JHC provides assistance for Holocaust Survivors in cooperation with Jewish Care, a Jewish welfare organization.

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