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Jewish Holocaust Centre

13-15 Selwyn St | Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
(03) 9528 1985
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Ranked #26 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A colleague told me about this museum after he discovered my interest in the history of the Holocaust. I had no idea this museum existed beforehand. Upon arrival I was given the option to watch a presentation which was hugely insightful. We then met a Dutch Holocaust survivor who shared his moving story with us and welcomed our questions. To... More

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The story told by our guide, 88 year old holocaust survivor was so moving. Just incredible and really unbelievable that this could happen. I personally had read about the holocaust and seen movies about it but to actually meet someone who lived through this experience is so special and has given me some strong lessons to teach my children. The... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What an incredible place to visit, we were so touched by a survivor's story, Lusia. This sweet, dear lady made us laugh and cry at the same time. It was very confronting listening to her personal story of survival and seeing her tattoo, it made the experience so real hearing it from her directly. The guides were very helpful and... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This museum absolutely blew my mind. It was a very respectful, informative, and interesting exhibition. I thought that the curators did a remarkable job of putting together significant pieces of information pertaining to Australia's connection to WWII and the Holocaust. I have studied the Holocaust for 5 years now, yet I still found myself learning many new things at this... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The survivors are so willing to share their stories and point out special aspects of the museum. I enjoyed the art work at the entrance and the organisation of the exhibits makes it an informative journey for all. Special consideration is given to young minds and they will come away with a better understanding of this part of the world's... More

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Accompanied by kind and sweet guides who are survivors- this hard to addressed issue that everyone should be aware of and keep in mind- is making the journey interesting and a must do, since many survivors have found the beautiful country of Australia to be a safe home after Very interesting and astounding is the part taking about the aboriginals... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have been thinking about visiting the museum for a number of years as it is in my home town. yesterday I made the effort and I am very glad I did.. it is very moving and thought provoking. you are greeted by a member of the Jewish community and a camp survivor who gives you a personal account of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I love that you are made to feel welcome and can listen to the most heart warming and wrenching stories of survival. The museum is an educational institution affiliated with Monash University, but the best lessons you will learn come from the very survivors and children who speak of their experiences, point themselves out in photos and introduce you to... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We were fortunate to hear a 30 minute talk from a survivor of the camps during WW2. It made the rest of the museum very personal. Displays were excellent and very informative. My personal favourite was hearing survivors' stories that were showing on various screens throughout the museum. This centre is a "must see" place for everyone to visit.

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This place is so incredibly moving and inspiring. The Guides are not at all pushy and offer assistance and knowledge if you ask. I am not Jewish but did learn so much about their History and their faith. Well worth a visit and highly educational. Thank you to all involved.

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