This month we remember Garry Rogers, one of the Holocaust survivors who made South Australia their home, who was born on 8 December 1923. In 1933 when the Nazis came into power, Garry’s life changed dramatically. In 1938, Garry’s school and synagogue were burnt down during the Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) pogrom and […]
We are delighted to have just completed hosting our first internship of a student from the University of Adelaide. History undergraduate Marie Blefari worked with us since July this year. She has been doing invaluable work updating the database that our Curator Pauline Cockrill has been compiling, which now amounts to almost 200 names of […]
Tuesday 5 October was World Teacher’s Day. We want to take the occasion as an opportunity to thank educators for their important role in our communities and the positive impact they have on the lives of students. We are also excited to introduce our Education Coordinator, Tamas! Tamas is an educator with two decades of […]
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), the holiest day of the year for Jewish people, are fast approaching. As these are significant days for the Jewish community here in Adelaide and around the world, AHMSEC will be closed on these holy days. We will be closed for Rosh Hashanah […]
August is National Family History Month in Australia and New Zealand. During this month many libraries, museums as well as history and genealogy groups hold family history related events where possible under COVIDSafe conditions or online. It was perfect timing to have our new visiting exhibition Let Me Be Myself: The Life story of Anne […]
The museum is excited to launch its visiting exhibition program in July 2021 with the opening of Let me be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank. The exhibition tells the story of a young Jewish girl living in the Netherlands under Nazi occupation and linking to its contemporary relevance. On her thirteenth birthday, Anne […]
We are so excited to have our in-house Education Program starting on Tuesday 2 March. South Australian school students will be given the unique opportunity to meet a Holocaust survivor and engage in a live Q&A session and uncover Holocaust histories by examining objects from our collection. In order to operate in line with our […]
“As a Jewish child I was educated about the Holocaust. I have been to several Holocaust Museums around the world, read books and watched countless movies and documentaries and even regularly stopped to observe this horrific part of history. On entering The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre I was moved, humbled and […]
On Thursday 15th October the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, Premier Steven Marshall and SA Minister for Education John Gardner visited the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre to announce $2.5 million in support from the Federal Government.
AHMSEC has welcomed the announcement made by the Australian Government to contribute $2.5m to broaden the museum and education centre’s reach. The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre (AHMSEC) has welcomed the Australian Government’s contribution of $2.5m to continue developing the existing site, which will open to the public in November. Announcing the grant […]
The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation, past, present and future, and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. AHMSEC stands on Kaurna land.