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Jewish Holocaust Centre

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Address: 13-15 Selwyn St | Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9528 1985
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10:00 am - 4:00 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
Description: The Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre is an institution...
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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I doubt that anyone could visit the museum and not be deeply moved. While the focus is on the genocide of the Jewish people by the Nazis, I overheard one of the guides talking to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I doubt that anyone could visit the museum and not be deeply moved. While the focus is on the genocide of the Jewish people by the Nazis, I overheard one of the guides talking to a school group about the broader issue of acceptance and not judging people based on race, religion or sexuality etc. Entry is free but a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The combination of first hand discussions and presentations by Holocaust survivors and the displays is moving for both students and private visits. Make this a place to visit very soon, while there are still survivors to offer their stories.

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Jewish Holocaust Centre is tucked away in an area that doesn't attract many visitors. It does have a loyal set of Jewish patrons and there are regular visits by schools groups but it deserves to be better known. Compared to the huge and often spectacular museum in Washington DC, Berlin, Israel etc this Elsternwick museum is quite modest. But... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was saddened to see what hitler had done to millions of innocent people. Makes me realise how lucky I am today to be alive and free.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The opportunity to explore history of the holocaust from survivors. Easy access and opportunity to learn and support this institution.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This musium is a must to see when in Melbourne. It is a wake up call with all the problems around the world at present, will we ever learn, it pulls no punch and shows the whole truth

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I am soo pleased that we went to the museum. The ladies are very welcoming when you enter and are most happy to take you through the history and all its wonders. Unfortunately we only had a couple of hours but I do suggest that you go in the morning and it will take you quite a few hours. I... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A simple presentation of the facts involved in the genocide of European Jews, Gypsies, intellectually and physically disabled people as well as millions of others who were enemies of the Nazis. A horrific and profoundly moving story which needs to be remembered. Very disturbing that it was necessary to have such strong security to protect the right to tell this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Well worth a visit, a great reminder of what humankind is capable of, it is a small and intimate museum but very informative.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

People who have been effected by the holocaust deliver their stories and information on the plight of the Jews. All melbournians should visit.

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