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Andrew Steiner OAM

Photographer: Meg Hansen

Since 1990, Andrew has provided education about the Holocaust to secondary and tertiary students. The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre, launched in 2020, is the culmination of Andrew’s life work towards a fairer, more just, and compassionate world.

Andrew was born in Budapest in 1933 into a patriotic Jewish family who had lived in Hungary for generations. Following the occupation of Hungary by Nazi Germany in 1944, he spent most of his childhood in hiding, along with his sister and parents. Andrew’s family migrated to Adelaide in 1948. Twelve members of his extended family perished in the Holocaust.

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.

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