The Holocaust and Human Rights

A capstone to the Holocaust exhibition and three years in the making, The Holocaust and Human Rights exhibition outlines human rights achievements and challenges, and focuses on some of the key human rights issues facing Australia today. 

The Holocaust and Human Rights uses interactive media and new digital technologies to explore local issues pertaining to the rights of:

  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers;
  • People with Disabilities;
  • Indigenous People;
  • and the LGBTIQ+ Community.

This exhibition is one of the first permanent human rights exhibitions to open in a museum in Australia.

The place promotes deep, reflective thought, even on topics that might prove irresolvable. It encourages the concept of personal responsibility and the need for individuals to stand up and voice their concern.

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt holding Declaration of Human Rights, November 1949

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt holding Declaration of Human Rights, November 1949. UN Photo.

“The exhibition helps us to look beyond our family, both in a literal and metaphorical sense. By considering the human rights of people beyond our immediate orbit, we can build a more cohesive community.”

Edward Santow, Australian Human Rights Commissioner 

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