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Holocaust survivor Abram Goldberg OAM providing testimony in virtual workshop, 2021.

Program Details

Cost $5 per student (minimum 20 students)
Group size Unlimited (but smaller groups preferred)
Duration 90 mins
Year levels 5-12
Enquiry education@mhm.org.au or (03) 9528 1985


Our virtual workshops provide a unique learning experience for students in Years 8 to 12.  

Students can gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust by hearing about survivors’ individual experiences and investigating historical artefacts.  

They explore the relevance – and importance – of learning about the Holocaust in today’s world. Discover the bravery, fairness, kindness, hope and perspective of our Melbourne-based survivors. And reflect on their roles as individuals – and the impact of their choices on those around them.  

This program:  

  • Follows our ‘safely in, safely out, and safely throughout’ policy 
  • Ensures age-appropriate engagement with the Holocaust 
  • Is aligned to the Victorian curriculum 
  • Can be tailored to your unit of work  
  • Is delivered by our expert museum educators 
  • Is conducted via Zoom and accessible from your school (anywhere in Australia) 


Program structure

This online workshop starts with a visual and analytical introduction to the Holocaust. Students then receive a guided exploration of our virtual museum, where they interact with curated survivor testimony and artefacts. When possible, students also get to meet a survivor and engage in a Q&A session online. Throughout the 90-minute virtual program, students have ample opportunities for reflection and discussion.  

"Every year we take our year nine's to the museum. The program addresses challenging topics such as racism and identity in a respectful and engaging manner."


Curriculum links

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Capability 

    a. Questions and Possibilities  

      1. Examine how different kinds of questions can be used to identify and clarify information, ideas and possibilities (VCCCTQ021)
      2. Experiment with alternative ideas and actions by setting preconceptions to one side (VCCCTQ022)
      3. Identify and form links and patterns from multiple information sources to generate non-routine ideas and possibilities (VCCCTQ023

    b. Reasoning 

      1. Investigate common reasoning errors including contradiction and inconsistency, and the influence of context (VCCCTR024) 
      2. Consider the importance of giving reasons and evidence and how the strength of these can be evaluated (VCCCTR025) 
      3. Consider when analogies might be used in expressing a point of view and how they should be expressed and evaluated (VCCCTR026)  
  • English

    a. Literacy: Interpreting, analysing, evaluating  

      1. Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers (VCELY345)  
      2. Select, navigate and read increasingly complex texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies to recall information and consolidate meaning (VCELY346) 
      3. Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (VCELY347)  

Booking Information

  • Changes, cancellations and no shows

    • A tax invoice will be issued after your booking and is payable within 7-days of the invoice date.
    •  Full cancellation can be made until 21-days prior to booking.
    • Cancellations made within 21-days of booking will result in the full fee charge for the numbers booked. This will be invoiced on strict 7-day payment terms.
    • No show of a group will result in the full fee charge to the institution. This will be invoiced on strict 7-day payment terms.
  • Final confirmation date

    • Reductions to participant numbers can be made until 7-days prior to booking with no charge.
      • Reductions to participant numbers within 7 days will result in the full fee charge for the numbers booked. This will be invoiced on strict 7-day payment terms.
  • Terms and conditions

    • MHM are committed to the Child Safety Standards, through MHM Child and Young People Safety Wellbeing Policy and Code of Conduct Melbourne Holocaust Museum is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Melbourne Holocaust Museum has zero tolerance for child abuse. All visitors, including education institutions are required to comply with these standards.
    • In line with education.vic.gov.au guidelines for local excursions, regular class teacher-participant ratios with an additional accompanying staff member or 1:20 staff-participant ration with a minimum of 2 staff is required.
    • Whilst visiting the museum the education institution is responsible for the supervision and behaviour of participants throughout the museum, including during the workshop, and the MHM staff and volunteers are the guest presenters.
    • The education institution is responsible for the safe transportation of participants to and from the MHM facility.
    • Due to the fragile nature of our displays and for security reasons, bags are not permitted into the museum. A condition of entry to the MHM is that any bags brought with you may be subject to inspection by our security personnel. A holding area is available for bags and other items to be left at the owners’ risk. Should you require to have personal items with you during your visit this must be disclosed to security upon arrival.
    • Participants are not permitted to consume or carry food and beverages on site.
    • Your booking may be amended by the MHM subject to availability.
    •  In the event a survivor is unavailable to speak in your program, we will utilise an alternative program.
    • Should we be unable to deliver your onsite or outreach program, we will replace it at the scheduled date and time with a virtual workshop unless you advise us otherwise.
    •  The MHM reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who fails to comply with the above terms and conditions.
  • Preparing for your visit

    To help you plan your visit and make the most of your experience at our museum, we’ve put together some important information for school groups.  

    Read our visit planning guide for schools   

  • 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