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, in partnership with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Heroes’ and Martyrs’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, Israel, invites currently employed secondary school teachers and public educators (working in museums or other accredited educational organisations) across New Zealand to apply for the International Seminar for New Zealand Educators at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel. The seminar is dedicated to providing teachers and educators with knowledge of the history and legacies of the Holocaust so that they can develop teaching modules in line with the NZ curriculum. The first seminar took place in January 2013 with twenty-two teachers and was a huge success.
The 2017 seminar involves a two-week intensive workshop, field trips around Jerusalem and Israel, and cultural activities. Successful applicants will be expected to develop and integrate Holocaust modules into their classrooms within 6-12 months of their return. The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand will be the central repository for these modules.
The deadline for applications is the 10 June, 2016
Myers Hall, Wellington Jewish Community Centre, 80 Webb Street
The theme of Yom Hashoah 5776 (from Yad Vashem):
"Everything is forbidden to us, and yet we do everything." - the struggle to maintain the human spirit during the Holocaust.
Many of those who struggled to maintain and preserve the human spirit did not survive the horrors of the Holocaust, but their deeds and actions are a reminder to future generations of the stamina and the nobility of the human spirit.
H E Yosef Livne, Ambassador of Israel to New Zealand
Mrs Nancy B Gilbert, United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Everyone in the Wellington Jewish Community is invited to attend.
Organised by Wellington Regional Jewish Council, Holocaust Centre NZ, B'nai B'rith Unit 5187, Council of Jewish Women
The Shadows of Shoah exhibition showing until May 8 at the Expressions Arts and Entertainments Centre in the Upper Hutt.
What is Shadows of Shoah?
The Shoah (Hebrew: השואה, HaShoah, “the catastrophe”) or Holocaust was the Nazi perpetrated genocide of 6 million Jews from 1941 - 1945.
Shadows of Shoah is a unique multidisciplinary artistic and educational work communicating the reality of the Holocaust to a new generation. Presenting excerpts from the stories of Holocaust survivors from around the world, the Shadows of Shoah exhibition responds to antisemitism and Holocaust distortion and denial.
Since its launch in 2013 by Prime Minister John Key, this acclaimed exhibition has been staged in museums, galleries, campuses and schools throughout New Zealand.
To learn more, visit the Shadows of Shoah website.
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.