Open daily from 10 am to 1pm except Saturdays and outside these hours by special arrangement. Contact us on +64 4 801 9480

Learn about the 1.5 million buttons collected for the Button Memorial project

Visit the Centre and meet our volunteers

Come Visit the Centre

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.

School visits

School groups are welcome at the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand. 

Our education programmes offer student engagement with Holocaust survivors who came to New Zealand, as well as resources to help teachers understand how they can facilitate their students' learning about the Holocaust.

The Centre promotes the teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of resources and programmes to help the teachers increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement effective learning.

Teachers can book visits to the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand via the School Group online booking form.

Outreach for 2017

Outreach for 2017

Is your educational institution keen on having someone come and talk about an aspect to do Is your

educational institution keen on having someone come and talk about an aspect of the Holocaust?

Potential topics are listed below, and each session is expecteed to run for 1.5 to 2 hours. If you think

that one of these sessions would be of interest and benefit to your class, please contact the

education team.

Option One: Jewish life

 Prior to the Holocaust

 During the Holocaust

 After the Holocaust

Option Two: Significance of the Past

 What is the Holocaust?

 Significance of the Holocaust

 Survivor or second generation talk

 Lessons from the past

Option Three: Resistance

 Resistance-What is it?

 Resistance Case Studies-Spiritual/Music/Art/Literature/Militaristic

 Significance of resistance in the Holocaust

Option Four: Auschwitz to Aotearoa

 Establishment and life in Auschwitz

 Liberation

 Journey to New Zealand

 Life in New Zealand

 Significance to New Zealanders

Option Five: Research

 Where to begin

 Gaining and using knowledge to avoid denial

 Using this knowledge effectively

 Using the knowledge effectively

HCNZ Term One Newsletter

It is accessible here.

Risk Assessment Management Form 2017

The HCNZ's Risk Assessment Management Form for 2017 can be found here.


  • Teaching the Holocaust

    Teaching the Holocaust


    The Holocaust and the New Zealand Curriculum

    The Holocaust can be studied as part of the Social Studies curriculum. The topic fits in with a number of conceptual strands:

    • Identity, Culture and Organisation
    • Place and Environment
    • Continuity and Change
    • The Economic World

    The guidelines on how to fit these into Achievement objectives are also on the Social Studies curriculum page.

    The Holocaust can also be included in the Senior History curriculum. The topic raises some searching questions about the significance of the past, change over time, and continuity in times of change, and Cause and effect. There are useful lesson ideas on the Senior History curriculum page.

    Book in a visit to the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, let your students listen to an account of the Holocaust by a Holocaust survivor.

    To arrange a group visit please phone 04 801 9480 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you ring outside opening hours please leave a message and we will return your call. You will need to complete an online booking form and we will contact you to confirm your booking.

  • New Zealand Curriculum
  • Teaching Resources

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Get Directions to the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand

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.

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The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations - an International Network for the Advancement of Holocaust Education, Remembrance & Research

A Registered Charity

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is a registered charitable entity and donations are tax deductible. Charity registration number CC48551.