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  • Discover survivor stories Our cutting-edge technologies will ensure visitors of the future have authentic and meaningful interactions with Holocaust survivors, as important eyewitnesses to history.

    This summer, there are several ways to engage with history through technology at the Museum: you can explore the Holocaust exhibition using a GPS-based testimony app, or even have a conversation with Holocaust survivors via our new lifelike interactive technology.
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  • Where history has a voice The Sydney Jewish Museum is a living history museum, where the past is kept alive to continue to speak to future generations in a dynamic way that will always resonate. Find out more
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Exhibitions

Opens 22 November

The Unknown Paintings of Fred Zeckendorf

A showcase of paintings created by Fred Zeckendorf in the Theresienstadt ghetto. Fred captured scenes of the ghetto’s landscape, the people and daily life, leaving a legacy of art that depicted the Holocaust experience of those incarcerated in Theresienstadt.

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Permanent exhibition

The Holocaust

An exhibition that traces the history of the Holocaust through artefacts and personal testimony. The exhibition also recounts the new lives forged by survivors after their arrival in Australia and their contribution to the rich, multicultural fabric of Australian life.

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Meet Olga’s interactive biography

Help us prepare Olga’s interactive biography for future exhibitions. Simply ask Olga a question on-screen – anything you want to know – and hear her response in a real-time, lifelike conversation.

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Listen to the voices of history

Listen to the voices of history on your own device as you move through the Sydney Jewish Museum’s Holocaust exhibition, with the SJM Voices app.

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Tour 'Jews from Islamic Lands' online

Our recent exhibition, Jews from Islamic Lands, is now available as a 360-degree immersive experience.

This exhibition tells the stories of Jews from Islamic lands through objects from the Sydney Jewish Museum’s collection and those sourced from local families with direct lineage from these regions.

Explore a tapestry of Jewish stories from more than 20 Islamic lands.

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SJM blog

A lamp with no shade

December 31, 2021

In 2018, we received a donation of a weird but wonderful hand-carved lampstand. It features a moose standing beside a tree stump. The base of the item is carved with the inscription: ‘Lithuanian DPs Handwork Scheinfeld 12 April 1947’. We know little about the maker, aside from the fact that they were a Lithuanian displaced person in a DP camp in Germany.

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The Amazing Mr Rooklyn

December 30, 2021

Maurice Rooklyn was one of Australia’s leading entertainers – a hypnotist, juggler, ventriloquist, illusionist and magician. Born in England in 1905 to Russian-Jewish parents, his family migrated to Australia in 1912.  

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A story hidden in the seams

December 13, 2021

These Christmas-themed charms in our collection were made by a seamstress named Trude Baumann, within the walls of Oederan concentration camp between 1944 and 1945. Delicately detailed using small pieces of green and red felt, they showcase her talent for intricate stitchwork.

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The support of our members is essential to ensure the Sydney Jewish Museum can continue to educate and inspire students, teachers and general visitors on the history of the Holocaust and the important messages of Holocaust survivors. Our work inspires our audiences to be more empathetic, aware and driven to make positive change in the world.

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