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CEO Jayne Josem participating in a panel discussion with delegates from the Austria Abroad program, 2022.

We cannot underestimate the power of one in bringing change. But neither can we understate the power of a community.

At Melbourne Holocaust Museum, we fit within a landscape of connected institutions with a shared vision. And we’re proud to be working with and alongside these organisations – to preserve the past and inspire the future.

Education & research


 

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (AJGS)
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (AJGS)

The AJGS exists to encourage an interest in Jewish family history – and to help people trace their genealogies. We partner with the AJGS to support families tracing Holocaust histories.

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Courage to Care
Courage to Care

Courage to Care runs Upstander Programs to promote acceptance of diversity, transform bystander behaviour and inspire people to become ‘upstanders’. Run by volunteers, the programs feature Holocaust survivor testimonies.

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March of the Living (MotL)
March of the Living (MotL)

Currently auspiced by MHM, the MotL Australia is an annual immersive program that brings people from Australia to join with others from around the world to Poland for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) – and to Israel to commemorate Yom Hazikaron and celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut.

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The Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS)
The Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS)

The AAJS promotes academic Jewish studies. Founded in 1987, it is the national association for tertiary academics, Jewish educators, researchers, curators and students. We support its work in Holocaust research.

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The Australian Centre of Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)
The Australian Centre of Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)

The ACJC is an interdisciplinary centre at Monash University. It researches and teaches the significance and evolution of Jewish civilisation and its contribution to the world. We work closely with the ACJC on projects and events.

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USC Shoah Foundation
USC Shoah Foundation

The USC Shoah Foundation is dedicated to creating audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides. We work with them to preserve and present our testimony collection through the Visual History archive.

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Museums & cultural organisations


 

The Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library
The Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library

In 1911, newly arrived Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe established the Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library in Melbourne as a ‘home away from home’. It is one of MHM’s founding institutions.

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The Jewish Museum of Australia (JMA)
The Jewish Museum of Australia (JMA)

The JMA showcases the unique contribution by Jewish people in Australia over the last 200 years, allowing visitors to share and explore the Australian Jewish experience. Our museums have an ongoing working relationship.

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Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem, the world’s foremost Holocaust Remembrance Centre, is renowned for Holocaust education, documentation and research. We collaborate with Yad Vashem in many areas, including research and archives.

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Representative bodies


 

Australian Holocaust Museum Alliance (AHMA)
Australian Holocaust Museum Alliance (AHMA)

Formed in 2021, AHMA is an alliance between six Holocaust museums in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra. It allows us to share expertise, host events and communicate as one voice to government bodies.

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Austrian Services Abroad
Austrian Services Abroad

The Austrian Services Abroad provides opportunities for Austrians to volunteer with international partner institutions – including MHM – that commemorate the Holocaust. MHM has welcomed volunteers from Austria almost every year since 2008.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

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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The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV)
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV)

For over 80 years, JCCV has provided leadership and a voice for Victorian Jewry’s 52,000 members. We partner with JCCV for the Yom HaShoah commemoration and other education opportunities.

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