History remembered so it’s never relived

This interactive experience allows you to engage with survivor testimony in a unique way. Instead of listening to a personal account chronologically, you choose from one of 18 common questions – and select the Holocaust survivor to answer it. This gives you the chance to see the similarities and differences in the survivors’ answers.

Best viewed on a tablet or computer.

Program Details

Type: Virtual resource
Duration: 90 mins
Recommended age: Levels- 8-12


Launch Program

A unique chance to engage

Based on student and visitor interactions with our survivors over the years, our education team has carefully curated 18 commonly asked questions.

So you now have the chance to select the question you’re most interested in – and the survivor you’d like to answer it. This will allow you to deepen your engagement and conceptual understanding.

Plus, you’ll get to compare each response – and appreciate the different circumstances of each survivor’s experience.

Awards and recognition

  • MAPDA 2020, Program Website (Highly Commended)
  • AMaGA Victoria Award 2020, Digital Media (Winner)
  • MAGNA 2020, Interpretation, Learning & Audience Engagement (Shortlisted)
  • NHK Japan Prize 2020, Digital Media Division (Finalist)
    Victorian Community History Awards 2020, Digital Story Telling Award (Commendation)
  • Preparing for your visit

  • Child Safety Commitment

    At the MHM, we are committed to providing a child-safe environment. We support and respect all children and young people – and their safety and wellbeing are our priority.

    Our practices are inspired by Holocaust victim Henryk Goldszmit, who published the ‘Declaration of Children’s Rights’ in 1928 under the pen name Janusz Korczak.

    Learn more about our policy

I was really touched by how engaged my students were with each of the responses and the empathy generated in the room. You have created a real treasure and we were privileged to enter into the sacredness of their experiences. The interactive experience is easy to use, attractive and so accessible.”

Year 11 Religion Teacher
A overview of what to expect in this program, and how it works.

Meet our featured survivors

Sara Saaroni OAM
Born in Poland, Sarah hid as soon as deportations to Auschwitz began. She survived by pretending to be Christian. This testimony contains material of graphic nature.
Tuvia Lipson
Tuvia and his family were sent into the Lodz Ghetto after the German invasion. Upon arrival at Auschwitz, Tuvia survived the ‘selection’.
Fryda Schweitzer
Fryda was 15 when the war broke out. New laws were introduced immediately in Sosnowiec – and life changed completely for the Jewish people there.
Paul Grinwald
Paul was very young when Germany invaded France. He was hidden throughout the war. And despite many close encounters with Nazis, he survived.