The JHC is a not-for-profit volunteer-based community organisation, entry is free and revenue is derived predominantly from donations. Today the JHC has grown from its humble beginnings in 1984 to become an active and internationally recognised institution. Our core objective (activity), using Holocaust education as a tool, is to safeguard human rights and liberties by fostering respect and understanding in a culturally diverse community. This is achieved through our museum display as well as our powerful education program which is available to all schools and other members of the community. 21,000+ secondary students from over 300 schools visit the JHC annually. Students have the opportunity to interact with survivors - eyewitnesses to the events. This experience enables students to learn in a unique environment and allows them to connect to the historical facts in a deeper, more meaningful way.
Jewish Holocaust Centre Collection (1984)
The Jewish Holocaust Centre, over a period of 29 years has collected over ten thousand items comprising seventeen thousand computer records related to the Holocaust. All of these items have been donated, mostly by Holocaust survivors. There are many highly significant items from the period, including official documents, a photographic album from a German soldier, documents from ghettos and concentration camps, as well as artefacts saved from the ghettos by survivors. We are currently in the process of updating our collection data to a computer catalogue, hence it is difficult to accurately quantify our collection, but we can provide the below approximations. The Jewish Holocaust Centre Collection includes:1.Video Testimonies - Over 1300 filmed interviews with Holocaust survivors and other eyewitnesses. 2.Photographs - Approx. 1000 original photographs and some negatives from the period as well as copies of photographs 3.Textiles - Approx. 100 items, mostly from the period, including camp uniforms and Jewish badges 4.Documents - Approximately 4000 documents, many of which are original as well as copies of original documents 5.Newspapers - Approx. 200 newspapers, some from the Holocaust period and others post-war related to the Holocaust 6.Coins, numismatics, medals, philately - Approx 300 items 7.Artefacts - Around 200 items from the Holocaust period 8.Artworks - Approx. 300 sculptures, paintings, drawings etc. mostly created by Holocaust survivors. Provide a comprehensive description of the entire collection. You may wish to attach up to 6 photographs of your most significant items, lists of collection items giving evidence of the size of the collection and the type of material, and floor plans of where the collection is housed. These descriptions will assist the assessors to understand the scope, breadth and depth of your collection.
Themes: Building community life, Shaping cultural and creative life