Victoria: Echoes and Reflections

Thursday, 2nd May is Holocaust Memorial Day – Yom HaShoah. The Jewish Community Council of Victoria presents the annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration titled “Echoes and Reflections” on May 1 at the Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University.

The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by local collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews—around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe—between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event during the Holocaust era, in which Germany and its collaborators persecuted and murdered other groups, including Slavs (chiefly ethnic Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, and Soviet citizens), the Roma (gypsies), the “incurably sick”, political and religious dissenters such as communists and Jehovah’s Witnesses, and gay men. Taking into account all the victims of Nazi persecution, the death toll rises to over 17 million.

The largest community of Holocaust survivors – outside of Israel – is found in Melbourne, Australia. The Jewish Holocaust Centre is located in Selwyn St, Elsternwick.

This event is supported by the Jewish Holocaust Centre and the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (Monash University).

Program Details

Start Date: May 1, 2019
Start Time: 7:30 pm
Event Type: Commemoration
Cost: $20.00 Adults, $12 Concession, Free for Survivors
Venue: Robert Blackwood Hall
Address: Monash University, Clayton
Bookings & Enquiries: JCCV Office: 9272 5566 OR 9528 1985 or