All posts tagged Jewish Holocaust Centre

Besen family grants ‘from the heart’

THE Besens are commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Besen Family Foundation with a program of significant multi-year grants reflecting the history of the family’s philanthropy.

From solemnity to celebration

WITH Pesach almost over, the community now turns to preparing for the highs and lows of the three "Yoms".

$10 million for the JHC

MELBOURNE'S Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) has received a huge funding boost from the federal government.

VIC premier samples new VR tour of Auschwitz

"A profoundly moving experience" is how Premier Daniel Andrews described to The AJN his sampling of a new virtual reality (VR) tour of Auschwitz that will help future generations understand the horror of the Holocaust.

Divers search Danube for holocaust victims

NEWS that divers from Israeli search-and-rescue organisation ZAKA are this week searching the River Danube in Hungary for the remains of Holocaust victims shot nearly 75 years ago has been welcomed by survivors in Australia.

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

Orator to look back 80 years

VISITING US scholar Professor Michael Berenbaum will discuss how the Holocaust is viewed in today's world when he delivers this year's Betty and Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration to commemorate Kristallnacht. Marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi pogrom that shook German and Austrian Jewry to its foundations, Berenbaum will speak from his perspective as a Holocaust scholar, rabbi, writer and filmmaker.

Survivors, Jewish Holocaust Centre honoured at Government House

Victorian Governor Linda Dessau and her husband Anthony Howard extended the hospitality of Government House to Melbourne's Shoah survivors last Thursday, with guides and staff from the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) invited to a morning tea.

Burnside to meet survivor

PROMINENT human rights barrister Julian Burnside (pictured) has accepted an invitation from the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) to speak with Holocaust survivor Moshe Fiszman and attend the Jewish Holocaust Centre following a controversial tweet he shared late last month. 

Survivor’s tribute to Japanese diplomats

A Jewish woman sheltered by two senior Japanese consular officials in Berlin during World War II has recounted their bravery at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne.