• Celebrating 30 years In 1992, the community of Holocaust survivors in Sydney realised their dream of opening a museum to commemorate, remember and pass on their memories and experiences from the Holocaust, so they will never be forgotten.

    This year we will celebrate 30 years as a living museum: a place that holds the voices of history, and in which survivors still share their experiences with visitors. We turn 30 at a time when most of our founding Holocaust survivors are sadly no longer with us, yet each of them lives on in the legacy they have built.
  • 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

Permanent exhibition

Culture and Continuity: Journey Through Judaism

An exhibition that showcases the rich heritage of Jewish history, religion and culture alongside Australian Jewish history, and the history of the Sydney Jewish community in particular.

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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 Yvonne's interactive biography

Yvonne’s new lifelike interactive biography is now ready for testing. Join a daily session to engage with this incredible cutting-edge technology.

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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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SJM blog

Survivor Portraits – Lucy Chladek

May 11, 2022

Lucy Chladek was born in 1937. Even after surviving the Holocaust, she and her family were still not safe.

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The stories behind the pink triangle

May 6, 2022

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia we reflect on the untold testimonies from the persecuted LGBTIQ community during the Holocaust.

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A three-month job that’s lasted nearly three decades

May 5, 2022

In 1994, a librarian named Tinny Lenthen took what she thought was a short-term job opportunity at the Museum’s newly opened library. 28 years later, Tinny still sits behind the library desk. She remains one of few constants in a space that has been totally transformed over three decades.

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Be the voice for tolerance, respect and a better world

Become a Member

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.

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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