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“Allow yourself plenty of time”

Sydney Jewish Museum
Ranked #42 of 472 things to do in Sydney
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“Allow yourself plenty of time”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This museum is a must. There is so much information packed into a relatively small museum. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time if you want to absorb all the exhibits and stories to be told. If you can, catch one of the speakers in the auditorium - these usually include Holocaust survivors.

Visited August 2013
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“we must be reminded”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

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Even on holiday we can't forget how appallingly we can treat each other. The museum is very well constructed and in an interesting part of town, so when you finish you can find an interesting cafe to take coffee and cake and gather your thoughts and emotions. The story of Jewry is documented in an interesting and very accessible way. A feature is the reconstruction of (I think) the Warsaw ghetto, or perhaps it's the streets of Berlin prior to the war. There are still a few very strong and brave volunteers who were actually in concentration camps and will readily talk to you about their experience. It's important to visit not only as a reminder of a terrible time in human history but as a warning of what ordinary human beings of any background are capable of doing to other ordinary folk. The closing lines of Brecht's "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui" come to mind when he warns us to be vigilant against fascism as "the b#$%h that bore the b#$%^d is on heat again."

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful Holocaust memorial and exhibits”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

The museum is beautifully set out perfectly. The downstairs cultural level is very interesting and lays out the history of Judaism in a very aesthetically pleasing manner. The Holocaust level has very touching memorials including the memorial for children. The Anne Frank exhibit was extremely touching and interesting and very nicely laid out. The documentary of her life was very informative and moving.

Really recommend visiting the museum!

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“Best Jewish museum we've visited”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

This museum is basically 2 museums in one. 1st floor shows the history of the Jewish people in general along with Jewish history in Sydney. The upper levels show the holocaust as well as how Sydney played a part it. This is probably one of the best laid out and informative Jewish museums we've been to. Spent almost 2 hours wondering around and could easily have spent more if not time constrained. On weekends they also have some holocaust survivors you can talk with and get personal information about their experiences.

This was a bonus find in Sydney during our trip.

Visited March 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Anne Frank "exhibit" was a little bit too simple”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was expecting more artifacts from the Anne Frank Museum to have been brought out the the Australian Jewish Museum for the Anne Frank Exhibition. There were mostly large printed poster/banner-like displays that had timelines marking events such as the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler's rise to power and the time the Franks stayed in the annexe etc. There was a video that was playing in one corner, but we couldn't hear the sound as there were school groups going through the exhibition while we were there.
The Anne Frank exhibition was included in the very reasonable entry price to the museum, and there were some other interesting artifacts elsewhere in the museum.

Visited April 2014
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