The displays focus on the Holocaust and New Zealand:
Jewish life before and after the Holocaust.
Two parallel Timelines, events in Europe and the New Zealand responses.
The experience of the Holocaust told through the stories of New Zealand Holocaust survivors.
Powerful videos of Holocaust survivors telling their stories.
View the new exhibition 'Auschwitz to Aotearoa: Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps' about nine Jewish women, from different countries and backgrounds, who survived Auschwitz and later came to New Zealand.
Gain an insight into the experiences of Holocaust survivors based in New Zealand and their war-time lives.
Learn about the challenges refugees from Nazi Europe faced in New Zealand.
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand's exhibits and facilities are accessible to all visitors.
On-street parking along Webb Street is free, though time limits do apply.
Mobility parking can be arranged in the Centre's trade entrance driveway. We advise phoning ahead to arrange access to the car park at the Centre’s trade entrance off Webb Street. Contact us if you have special accessibility requirements.
The public footpath on Webb Street provides easy access to the main entrance on the ground floor. All of our exhibits in the Centre are on the ground floor.
The Centre is open from 10.00am to 1.00pm Sunday to Friday.
Closed on Saturdays and Jewish Holidays.
Press the buzzer button at the front door for access.
All Library materials are available on-site only, as the Centre does not currently lend out its catalogue collections. Personal laptop computers are welcome and the Centre provides a free Wi-Fi network to support your research needs.
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is the country’s national Holocaust education and remembrance centre.
We will achieve our mission through:
That through testimony and experience, the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand will inspire and empower individuals to stand against prejudice and apathy.
Ensure that the memory of the Holocaust remains in the present, and shapes our future
Work and converse with all of New Zealand society
Teach and encourage people to take individual responsibility for opposing prejudice in all of its forms
Teach people to guard against attempts to make any group a target of mass prejudice
Teach and encourage people to value and respect all aspects of our diverse human kind.
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is located at the Wellington Jewish Community Centre,
80 Webb Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.
Open Sunday - Friday 10am - 1pm, and outside these hours by special arrangement.