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Jewish Holocaust Centre

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Address: 13-15 Selwyn St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
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+61 3 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
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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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Interesting history

Visited with my teenagers. Very informative and well set out. Definitely worth a visit. Left with an appreciation of the Jewish community and their history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Prahran, Australia
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Prahran, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my teenagers. Very informative and well set out. Definitely worth a visit. Left with an appreciation of the Jewish community and their history.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit this important and informative memorial. It would be impossible to leave here without being touched by the personal stories, shocking retelling of persecution and complete disregard of humanity. In spite it all, there is an underlying message of hope. Let's pray this never happens again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

A very somber moment and a time to reflect where it all went wrong. EDMUND BURKE nailed it when he said: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" This was a great visit and a time in history which I'm not proud of. A must visit for all.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Holocaust Centre is a very worthwhile museum to visit while in Melbourne. The survivor guides share their stories, and explain the horrors of the Holocaust in a very informative and moving way. The displays are very explicit and show how the horrors of war leave their mark on so many generations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

As a teacher I've taken several groups of students to this museum and it never fails to have a powerful impact. The best part is survivors sharing their stories - a bit luck of the draw; some are more engaging than others but always a worthwhile experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Like our visit to Nagasaki bomb zero museum, this museum puts visual impact to the portions of history that are many times overlooked. An excellent presentation and well worth the visit to spend time and reflect.

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1 Thank Ian F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We came here for part of my partners uni course. They had 3 talkes set up by survivors which were noth emotional and educational. We then walked around the museum which have very knowable and friendly staff also lots of information. We only had a limited amount of time but we will go back to have a better look around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

How do you even begin? There is an eternal flame that is situated at the front door as you enter. It serves as a visual reminder of the countless Jewish lives lost and forever changed in WWII. It's difficult to even come up with words that could adequately describe the experience of learning about such an evil time in recent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Incredible testament to the atrocities that people went through. Although The Holocaust occurred only a few generations ago, with each passing year, there are fewer people to share their direct testimonies. This makes the Jewish Holocaust Museum all the more important to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

What a great little museum made all the more relevant by the survivors and relatives of survivors around to guide you through the exhibits. Its these personal stories that really made the visit for me. Nestled away on a quiet street nearby to Elsternwick station this is an easy place to get to via public transport (and there was a... More 

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