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The Melbourne Holocaust Museum is Australia’s largest institution solely dedicated to Holocaust education, research and remembrance. We exist to keep the voices of Holocaust survivors alive through education and memorialisation, to combat antisemitism, racism and prejudice. Founded by Holocaust survivors in 1984, we have educated more than 700,000 students and currently house more than 1,500 Survivor testimonies and approximately 20,000 artefacts. We are currently rebuilding our Museum with plans to re-open in late 2022. Our education programs and events are continuing in our temporary site.
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Carl D
Tel Aviv11 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This moving memorial is a timely reminder that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. This museum is filled with heart-wrenching exhibits which drive home the tragedy of the attempted annihilation of an entire race of people. Hearing actual life experiences from living survivors of death camps is unforgettable. Meeting them was an honour.
Written January 5, 2020
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A & J G
Adelaide2 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
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 experienced, we were also very impressed with the Jewish community's commitment and hard work in establishing and maintaining the museum to such a high standard. How brave and resilient they must be to establish it. Our family learnt so much from the visit, the most lasting impact was our need to be tolerant and kind to our fellow man, no matter what their race, religion or affiliation. I would highly recommend a visit to the museum to everyone.
Written June 18, 2014
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Mati D
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel39 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
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 protest after "Kristallnacht". Amazing.
Written March 6, 2014
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Adrian Jackson
Greater Melbourne, Australia334 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
My visit to this museum was short and uneventful. However the content is an example of one group promoting things that happened to that group but little attention is given to other people not from that group affected by WW2 in Europe. Selective history is dangerous for uneducated impressionable people.
Written January 22, 2016
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navyfenton
Melbourne, Australia264 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
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 there times in the camps and this makes the rest of the museum rather personaI also gives you a history of the Jews in Europe
The museum in my opinion is a must see.
I will return as there is so much to take in
Written October 8, 2013
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Martha029
Melbourne, Australia136 contributions
Melbourne has a substantial community of holocaust survivors.They talk to their audience of their experiences.I visit the museum once a year and learn something new each time.It is well worth a visit.
Written December 29, 2011
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tracycyclone
Hobart, Australia82 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
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.
Written November 8, 2016
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Patrick L
Melbourne, Australia2,574 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
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.

Written October 2, 2016
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Ian F
Cairns, Australia95 contributions
May 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.
Written July 15, 2016
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Michael B
Durham, UK3 contributions
Aug 2014 • Solo
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 items and personal belongings donated by survivors, complete with detailed explanations of each section and item; it's really quite remarkable. But it didn't stop there, I was fortunate enough to see and hear a testimony from a holocaust survivor, right before my eyes, I never would have expected to see anything quite so moving - to hear accounts in person of the holocaust was defnitely an experience to remember. To be able to see and hear first hand, the emotions and the stories from these survivors is really something else: no documentary or film could make you feel the emotions of the survivors being expressed through their stories.

While you can, i would definitely reccomend visiting this Holocaust Centre, because it is a truly remarkable experience, which will not only develop your understanding of the horrors of the holocaust, but also develop empathy for the struggles that they endured.

5* incredible experience.
Written August 12, 2014
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