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Sneak behind the scenes of the Museum to discover a range of case studies, videos, objects and images, that will help you bring history to life for your students.
Head Curator Roslyn Sugarman talks about a suitcase on display from the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Holocaust survivor Olga Horak reflects the difficulties of forgiving and the importance of not having any hatred
The documentary, The Happiest Man, tells the story of the personal journey of a 24-year old woman who flies from Germany to Sydney, Australia, to portrait the then 94-year-old Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku.
After more than 30 years of silence Eddie finally began speaking about his Holocaust experience and thereby teaches younger generations how happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times.
Bring Eddie’s positive messages into your home with the DVD of The Happiest Man.
Hearing a Holocaust survivor tell their story of survival is a moving and inspiring experience. Their reflections on resilience, loss and rebuilding their lives can teach us so much about how to navigate the world and our shared humanity.
We invite you to browse the snippets of short and long testimony by some of our Holocaust survivors.
In these challenging times, the Sydney Jewish Museum relies on the support of its Members to ensure the lessons from the Holocaust and human history, that are at the core of the Museum, continue to inspire people to be more empathetic, aware and driven to make positive change in the world.
This year, while the Museum has temporarily closed its doors due to COVID-19, membership is more important than ever to help us develop new and innovative projects, from online exhibitions to digitally delivered school programs.
Joe was born 1925 in Budapest, Hungary. The skills he learned as a boy scout as a child helped him to survive the war.
Remembering the victims of the Farhud Today we remember the victims of the Farhud (Arabic for “pogrom” or “violent dispossession”) which erupted on June 1, 1941 in Baghdad, Iraq. Over …
This is a story about the wedding of Otto Ehrmann and Elfi Felixova in Theresienstadt in 1943, before the young couple was to learn of their fates.
Now, more than ever, our societies need more individuals practising small acts of kindness on an everyday basis, working towards making the world a more accepting and welcoming place. In other words, we need more mensches.
Be A Mensch is a reminder of the impact that kindness, humility, integrity and personal responsibility can have on the world – small acts that can make a better society, one person at a time. Be A Mensch is a call for the lessons of history to inspire humanity and empathy.
A mensch, in Yiddish, is a person of integrity, morality, dignity, with a sense of what is right and responsible. But mensch is more than just an old Yiddish adage. It is relevant now, across the world, more than ever.Learn More about Be A Mensch
The Sydney Jewish Museum’s tagline, “Where history has a voice”, distills the origins of the Museum and its mission that continues to transmit across generations.
The objects within the collection and on display in the Museum’s exhibitions tell compelling stories of their owners and contribute to the narratives that the Museum tells within its walls. Testimony, accessible digitally and face-to-face, anchors the objects in the display cases to real world events, and gives life and narrative to history.
The Sydney Jewish Museum is a living museum, where history is kept alive and dynamic to continue to speak to future generations in a way that will always resonate.Read More