Our core exhibition focuses on the Holocaust and the uniquely New Zealand connection, specifically:
Learn about the challenges Holocaust Survivors and refugees from Nazi Europe faced in New Zealand
Jewish life before and after the Holocaust
Two parallel Timelines showing events in Europe and the New Zealand response
The experience of the Holocaust - as told through first-hand account testimonies of Holocaust survivors who came to New Zealand to make a new life. Our display panels feature explanatory texts, interspersed with personal stories of survivors, quotes, original photographs and images, artefacts and video interviews.
During the year, we also stage temporary exhibitions; for example:
'Auschwitz to Aotearoa: Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps' This exhibition is about nine Jewish women from different countries and backgrounds, who survived Auschwitz and later came to New Zealand.
‘Anguish of Liberation - As Reflected in Art’ This exhibition featured 11 artworks (and the personal stories behind each) created immediately after the liberation and up to 1947. The exhibition looked at how survivors reacted to the liberation through art.
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand (“HCNZ”) is open Sunday to Friday 10am – 1pm, 10 am - 4pm on the last Sunday of each month, and outside of these hours by prior arrangement. We are closed Saturdays and some public and Jewish Holidays.
Entry is free - however we appreciate any and all donations.
HCNZ is a registered charitable entity and donations over $5 are tax-deductible.