The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is the country’s national Holocaust education and remembrance centre.
Our Mission is to:
- Ensure that the memory of the Holocaust remains in the present, and shapes our future
- Work and converse with all of NZ society
- Teach and encourage people to take individual responsibility for opposing prejudice in all of its forms
- Guard against attempts to make any group a target of mass prejudice
- Encourage respect for diversity.
The displays focus on the Holocaust and New Zealand:
- Jewish life before and after the Holocaust.
- Two parallel Timelines, events in Europe and the New Zealand responses.
- The experience of the Holocaust told through the stories of New Zealand Holocaust survivors.
- Powerful videos of Holocaust survivors telling their stories.
- View the new exhibition 'Auschwitz to Aotearoa: Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps' about nine Jewish women, from different countries and backgrounds, who survived Auschwitz and later came to New Zealand.
- Gain an insight into the experiences of Holocaust survivors based in New Zealand and their war-time lives.
- Learn about the challenges refugees from Nazi Europe faced in New Zealand.
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is located at the Wellington Jewish Community Centre,
80 Webb Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.
Open Sunday - Friday 10am - 1pm, and outside these hours by special arrangement.