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Jewish Holocaust Centre

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Address: 13-15 Selwyn St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
Phone Number: 61395281985
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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Excellent but sad too!

This is a very compact "museum". Although it is small, there is plenty to see and the exhibits are very informative. You can walk around on your own or be guided by one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very compact "museum". Although it is small, there is plenty to see and the exhibits are very informative. You can walk around on your own or be guided by one of the dedicated guides. When in Melbourne, don't miss this!

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Middle Park, Melbourne
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75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit to this museum was short and uneventful. However the content is an example of one group promoting things that happened to that group but little attention is given to other people not from that group affected by WW2 in Europe. Selective history is dangerous for uneducated impressionable people.

1 Thank ajackson404
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I had read a lot about the holocaust and seen documentaries. But visiting this museum and meeting actual holocaust survivors was an experience unlike any other. Their stories were sad, but powerful and I remain amazed to this moment how they've rebuilt their lives time and time again. The museum is small but well laid out. It talks about the... More 

1 Thank vaishnavsr
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Visiting this museum is designed to offer visitors an experience of confronting the genocide of Jewish people in the time of World War II,in German occupied territories.It focuses on concentration camps and some of the voluntary guides are survivors.It is a difficult and traumatic aspect of history.It is not suitable for anyone who has problems with confronting such issues.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a very interesting experience, the guides are holocaust survivors who are able to give you first hand experience and this makes the tour even more real. Need about 2-3 hours for this.

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Posthausen, Germany
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

To see and hear people who actually been there and survived is such an honor. It is touching your heart. Willy Lermer talkes about his survive and he walked through the museum with me and showed me pictures of his family, his marriage picture and his documents which are shown. It is incredible and absolutely worth a visit. The message... More 

1 Thank inlovewithgreen
Maffra, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very interesting, quite sad and very moving. The staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable. We must never forget what happened to all those people.

1 Thank Balifreakfromaussie
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I had the good fortune to visit here with a cousin from Israel( I married in ). While the story presented here is clearly horrific, the way it is presented and the insight from my cousin to give me a glimpse into the culture and mindset was enthralling. I would recommend this to anyone, particularly children, so the cruelty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I have visited there a couple of times. The JHC tell you the story of the murder of 6 million Jews by Nazi Germany. The exhibits, the stories, the testimonials are an experience I would recommend to everyone - also check out the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC,another incredible experience

1 Thank ronone
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a must for everybody, particularly children. The information is on history, andte speakers are actual people who were caught up in Europe in the war, and they tell theiir stries so wellyou come away reallyuset ad informed ut thisomn your ust do listJewish Muse

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