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Jewish Holocaust Centre

13-15 Selwyn St | Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
(03) 9528 1985
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Ranked #27 of 211 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A great museum dedicated to the survivors of the Holocaust. Entrance is free, and you can get a guided tour of the place by one of the guides. Each of the guides has been effected by he holocaust in one way or another. I was offered a tour, but I just wanted to walk around myself. The guide who offered... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Alongside the Jewish museum of Australia is a good visit. Small room but can speak to first hand survivors of the concentration camps. Worth a visit if especially interested in war history

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tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was so moved by the entire experience spending a few hours hearing, reading and seeing pictures of this unbelievably horrific period of history. I think nobody would not be moved. It's quite unknown as a museum to me at least but perhaps that's deliberate. People who want to know will seek it out. To the guides, thank you so... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A somber reminder of the awful nature of the concentration camps and the treatment of Jewish people by the Nazi's. Visit to find out about loved ones or just pay respects. A definite must if you're in the area, it's very close to Elsternwick train station.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited this Centre on holiday from the UK. I've been interested in the history surrounding the rise of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust for quite some time, and decided to visit this museum while I had the chance to - it did not disappoint. To be able to see and experience stories of the holocaust first hand, and see... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are interested in history then this is definitely a place to visit. To learn about the torture and trauma of a race of people is both sad and resonating.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I am always a little hesitant in visiting places such as this, as I know it's important to learn from the past as we need to make sure this never happens again but on the other hand I feel like I'm a spectator at something that I should be looking at. This centre is truly amazing, insightful, thought provoking, emotional... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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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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