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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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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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Very eye opening

The Jewish Holocaust centre is surely an eye opener and has some great information and intuitive staff, do not give this place a miss! defiantly not boring but very emotional

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Jewish Holocaust centre is surely an eye opener and has some great information and intuitive staff, do not give this place a miss! defiantly not boring but very emotional

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nerang
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

this place is amazing, with many of the volunteers had family members killed, very educational and worth the visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Every person born post WW2 should see this museum. It plays a vital role in ensuring that we do not forget the atrocities committed in the conflict. It is both compelling and uplifting as the message of remembrance is coupled with so many positive stories of compassion, humanity and resilience. A unique experience for Australians of all backgrounds.

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Augsburg, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is very well set up and interesting. The guide that showed me around was a holocaust survivor. She was so brave and was a wealth of information. This is definitely worth a visit if you are in Melbourne. History must never be repeated and this museum gives you a very good reason why.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

The Jewish Holocaust Centre is a moving remembrance of what happened before, during and after WWII with the Jewish people. I promise you, in as much as the Centre is small in space, it boasts about the big range of emotions you will feel as you slowly walk through the aisles of narratives, photos, memorabilias, etc. It is full-on and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A short walk (3mins) from Elsternwick Station - Exit Elsternwick Station, cross opposite and turn right, you will see Selwyn St, walk straight down and you will see Jewish Holocaust Centre on your left hand side. A small museum, recommend about 1-1.5hour for the visit. Do check out their opening hours and plan your time accordingly.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This museum is a must – so much history and so many first-hand accounts of the unspeakable horrors that occurred during the Holocaust. When I was there I had the honour of listening to the experiences of a Holocaust survivor in his late 80s which was incredibly moving. When he told his tragic stories to those of us listening it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just slightly better than the immigration museum. if you'd been to the immigration museum you'd understand how unbelievably awful this experience would be. Doesn't compare to any of the holocaust museums in Europe. Quite frankly a waste of space.

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Ferntree Gully, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stunning, sad, moving and inspiring. A must-see. An incredible educational experience that will teach you more about Jewish people in a few hours than you have ever learned before. A remarkable collection artifacts and stories in a museum that is quite small. It does, however, deliver a powerful story of the horror and suffering of the 'final solution'. It is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you haven't seen anything in Europe such as Poland or Germany in regards to Jewish camps then come here. Very eye opening along with photos, exhibits and first hand encounter stories.

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