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AHMSEC news & updates

Family History Month

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 […]

Let me be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank

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 […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Adelaide Holocaust Museum receives $2.5m to broaden its reach

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 […]

Interview with Pauline Cockrill

Recently, Centre Director Kathy Baykitch spoke to Pauline about her role at AHMSEC.  Kathy: Can you tell us about your role as Curator at the AHMSEC? What inspires you the most about it? Pauline:  I joined the project team putting together the inaugural exhibition at AHMSEC almost a year ago in September 2019. At that point, […]

Interview with Jasmine Munn-McDonnell

Recently, Centre Director Kathy Baykitch spoke to Jasmine about her role at AHMSEC as well as social media’s utility in Holocaust memory and commemoration and, in combatting antisemitism and racism.  Kathy: Can you tell us what inspires you about coordinating AHMSEC’s social media? Jasmine:  I have been involved with the AHMSEC since May 2018 and was thrilled […]

Interview with Sue Drenth

At a recent site inspection and at a safe social distance Kathy Baykitch, Centre Director had a chance to speak with Sue Drenth, about her time with AHMSEC. Kathy: Looking back when you first joined the AHSMEC project did you have any idea of what could be achieved? Sue:  Yes indeed! I had a big vision for the project right from the […]

AHMSEC’s commitment to Holocaust education

The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre is committed to teaching the Holocaust to current Australian educational standards. On 22 January 2018 UNESCO outlined the importance of teaching and learning about the Holocaust (full article can be seen here): What is education about the Holocaust? Education about the Holocaust is primarily the historical study […]

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