Joy Cowley visits Holocaust Centre
Visit from our NZ Patron: Joy Cowley, OBE
Renown New Zealand children's author, Joy Cowley, visited our buttons recently to meet some of the children that took part in the project.

Award-winning writer Joy Cowley, OBE, patron of the NZ Children's Holocaust Memorial (the "button project") visited on 9 March 2014 for an afternoon tea with the children that took part in the button project and volunteers at the Centre.

 
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Carol Ratnam on Children of the Holocaust

Children of the Holocaust

 

My whakapapa is that I am the daughter of Holocaust survivors. My mother was from the big city of Vienna and my father came from a small town in rural Poland – Wierzbnik.

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Beata Stoczynka, Polish Ambassador on Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler was a Polish nurse and social worker.

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Anna Paquin on Irena Sendler

Although I had knowledge of the Holocaust I had never heard of Irena Sendler until reading the script for this film.

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KRISTALLNACHT MEMORIAL

CONCERT

Sunday 9 November 2014 at 7pm

Myers Hall, 80 Webb Street, Te Aro

A concert of moving Holocaust-related music:

Ernest Bloch's Nigun - played by James Jin
Georg Tintner's Frühling - sung by Daniela Rosa Cepeda
Laurence Sherr's Elegy and Vision for solo cello - played by Inbal Megiddo
Ellwood Derr's I Never Saw Another Butterfly - sung by Katherine McIndoe, with Reuben Chin, Saxophone and Heather Easting, piano

Nigun recreates the memory of the old Jewish world, Georg Tintner, a talented Austrian composer and conductor fled Vienna after Kristallnacht and came to New Zealand, Laurence Sherr wrote his work for solo cello as a memorial to his brother, and the piece has been widely used for Holocaust commemorations, I Never Saw Another Butterfly is a collection of poems by children from Theresienstadt ghetto arranged for soprano, saxophone and piano.

The music will be performed by Inbal Megiddo and past and present students of the New Zealand School of Music.

$15 public
$10 HCNZ volunteers & Friends of HCNZ
NZSM students free
Door sales are cash only or online at:
http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/kristallnacht-memorial-concert/wellington

 

Speaker Series Spring 2014

The Holocasut Centre of New Zealand Speaker Series has started up again and the upcoming speakers are in September and October. All talks are 6.00pm - 7.30pm on the following dates:

 

monicaThursday, 4 September 6.00pm

Dr. Monica Tempian, Victoria University of Wellington
"When others boldly steer their ships/I stand on the harbour still and wracked with pain": the Lyric and Memory of Jerusalem's German-speaking Olim

 

marco sThursday, 18 September 6.00pm

Dr. Marco Sonzogni, Victoria University of Wellington 
"Writing History's Inferno: Dante's Florence, Levi's Auschwitz and Heaney's Belfast"

Listen to Dr. Marco Sonzogni's talk

davidThursday, 30 October 6.00pm

David Zwartz, Chairman
Wellington Regional Jewish Council
"Early Holocaust commemorations among New Zealand's Jewish community"

 

 

 

All HCNZ Speaker Series events will be held at the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, 80 Webb Street, Te Aro, Wellington.

 

"Auschwitz to Aotearoa"

Exhibition

"Auschwitz to Aotearoa" is a new exhibition at The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand which depicts the lives of nine women who were all interned in concentration camps in Nazi Europe and later immigrated to New Zealand. Curated by Victoria University of Wellington graduate, Anna Chapman, the exhibition asks the question, "How did these women survive?"

 

Address given to the New Zealand

Holocaust Centre AGM 10 August

The Seeds of Prejudice in 21st Century New Zealand

Phillip Green is a mediator, arbitrator, adjudicator, and barrister. He is based in Wellington and works in New Zealand and overseas.

Born in 1949 New Zealand, Phillip remembers "an insulated, isolated, comfortable middle class world. And in it, the seeds of prejudice lay, not dormant, but germinating slowly."

Download his address below:
The Seeds of Prejudice in 21st Century New Zealand

 

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Seminar for New Zealand Educators

International School for Holocaust Studies

Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

12 – 26 January, 2015

 

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We gratefully acknowledge the very generous support of the following organisations:

raye-freedman-trust

 

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In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this educator training project.  Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, The Claims Conference enables organisations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.

david-levene-foundation

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Visit the Centre

The Centre will be closed for Labour Day on Monday 27th October 2014.

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is open to the public from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm Sunday to Friday, and outside these hours by special arrangement. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

The Centre is closed on Jewish and Public Holidays

Click here to book a group visit or a school group

The displays focus on Holocaust and New Zealand

You will see

  • Jewish life before and after the Holocaust.
  • Two parallel Timelines, events in Europe and the New Zealand response to these.
  • The experience of the Holocaust told through the stories of New Zealand Holocaust survivors.
  • A powerful video of a Holocaust survivor telling her story.
  • The story of philanthropists Annie and Max Deckston and the 20 Jewish orphans they brought to New Zealand in the 1930s.

Remember the dead and read the testimonies of survivors

Take time out to read the stories of Holocaust survivors in New Zealand.

 
BECOME A FRIEND

Become a friend of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand

We have launched our wonderful new exhibition and learning centre, which has been enthusiastically received. If you have not already visited us we invite you to do so. We are sure you will find plenty to see and do here.


Download application form here