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.
Monday 1 - Friday 5 August: The WellyNextDoor Caravan Parks at HCNZ
We are very excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with the Wellington City Council! The #WellyNextDoor caravan will be parked outside the Holocaust Centre to collect Wellingtonian’s WWII stories. These stories- which could be your personal experience, or a story about a loved one or you can interview your loved one! The stories will be audio recorded to make sure we remember the stories of Wellingtonians. If we have permission from the story teller, we will publicise them on the internet. I think we will hear stories that we have not yet heard in the centre (like the ones out visitors want to tell us). To learn more: http://www.
WHERE:The caravan would be in the carpark of the WJCC, Holocaust Centre, 80 Webb Street, Te Aro, Wellington.
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is happy to announce that Joanne Pohe from St Joseph’s Maori Girls College is the winner of the 2015 Paul Seideman Holocaust Essay competition.
The HCNZ would like to thank all of the students for taking part in our annual competition. The following three essay were also shortlisted for the prize:
Their essays can be read by clicking on their names above.
We gratefully acknowledge the very generous support of the Raye Freedman Trust, Claims Conference, and David Levene Foundation:
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.
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.