• Read stories of survival After the Second World War, approximately 27,000 Holocaust survivors migrated to Australia.

    Discover their powerful stories of survival and resilience in our digital exhibition, Closer: Portraits of Survival.
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  • The Holocaust Located over three levels, this exhibition traces the persecution and murder of European Jews from 1933 to 1945.

    The exhibition also recounts the new lives forged by Holocaust survivors following their arrival in Australia and their contribution to the rich, multicultural fabric of contemporary Australian life.
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Feature exhibition

The Maccabean Hall: Celebrating 100 Years

Take a journey through time with memories from a century of our building, the Maccabean Hall, at this incredible new exhibit celebrating the vibrancy of Jewish history in Sydney.

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Feature exhibition

“The Happiest Man on Earth”

“This is my message, as long as I live, I’ll teach not to hate.” A special tribute showcase in the Museum lounge, honouring the incredible life stories of Eddie and Flore Jaku.

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For high school teachers

Teaching "Power and Authority in the Modern World"

September 2024

This two-day fully NESA-accredited Teacher Professional Development course will give history teachers the chance to enhance their classroom practice of HSC Modern History core unit of study, Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919-1946.

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For primary school teachers

Year 6 Intercultural Day

November 2024

This program brings together year 6 students from diverse cultures and backgrounds to spend a day engaging with each other in collaborative object-centred activities that focus on tolerance, friendship, optimism and intercultural understanding.

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SJM blog

The birds were hungry too: the art of Holocaust survivor Olga Horak OAM

June 25, 2024

Olga Horak OAM is one of Australia’s most prominent Holocaust survivors. For over three decades, her powerful words have inspired countless visitors to our Museum. Yet, many are unaware of another profound aspect of Olga’s life—her art.

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The diary of Harold Collins: “I have seen dead men laying about by the 100”

April 15, 2024

In the lead-up to Anzac Day, we dive into the diary of Jewish Australian soldier in the First World War, Harold Collins to learn more about his war-time experiences.

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The hidden ink sketches of Chaim Uryson

March 9, 2024

The hidden ink sketches of Chaim Uryson These sketches in our collection were done by Polish Jewish artist Chaim Uryson (1905-1943). They were donated to the Sydney Jewish Museum by …

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