Transitional space in the MHM memorial room.

At the core of everything we do is remembrance. Because by remembering the past – the atrocities committed and the lives taken – we respectfully honour those murdered and can actively reflect on our responsibility in the world today.

A promise to never forget 

At the MHM, we are dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.  

And we believe the finest memorial – to all victims of racist policies – are education programs and exhibitions that are a catalyst for greater understanding and acceptance of difference, to inspire a better future. 

Here are some ways you can join us in the important act of remembering the Holocaust. 

Meet our survivors 

Hear directly from Melbourne-based Holocaust survivors and eyewitnesses – via virtual programs and online or in-person events – as they share their testimonies and experiences.

Memorialise at MHM

The Melbourne Holocaust Museum (MHM) is proud to serve the public not only as a museum but as a dedicated memorial site for Victorian families with a connection to the Holocaust.

With this in mind, we are establishing a digital memorial for our community to honour their loved ones by eternalising their names for future generations. With the information provided, we are creating a Victorian Registry of Holocaust survivors, which will provide families with the opportunity to honour both those who were murdered during the Holocaust, and those who survived and have since passed away. 

Memorial Room

Designed by Stephen Jolson, a third-generation survivor of the Holocaust, the Memorial Room provides visitors with the opportunity to honour and remember Holocaust victims and survivors.

The space features photos, memorial star plaques and symbolic design pieces that will steer you through a quiet but powerful experience – as we collectively remember the past.

Our memorial garden featuring the ‘Pillars of Witness’

“Rogers reflects that the sculpture took months of ‘thought and activity’ two decades ago as he consulted survivors and developed 70 panels depicting the stages of the Holocaust.

‘It is still a resonating experience many years later,’ reflects Rogers.”



A rich history of remembrance

Our history

The MHM story began in 1984, when a group of Melbourne Holocaust survivors came together to honour their loved ones – and to ensure their stories were not forgotten.

Learn about our journey, our milestones – and our reason for doing what we do.

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

IHRA has 35 member countries and 8 partner organisations (including UNESCO and the Arolsen Archives) who work together to advance and promote Holocaust education, research and remembrance.

Australia became a member country in 2019.

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