In the aftermath of the Second World War, about 27,000 survivors of the Holocaust migrated to Australia.
Survivors and their families have been very active in both the Australian Jewish and wider communities, making significant contributions in the professions, the arts, business and politics. They value the freedom, opportunities and democracy, which are cornerstones of Australian life, particularly given their experiences in the Europe of the Holocaust.
Below are some of the stories of those Holocaust survivors who migrated to Australia after the war and have volunteered at the Museum.
Explore survivor stories in our new online exhibition: Closer
We have launched a new Digital Stories platform, where you can browse curated stories and images from our collection and Holocaust survivors. Explore our first interactive story, Closer: Portraits of Survival, and learn the personal stories of Holocaust survivors.