Open daily from 10 am to 1pm except Saturdays and outside these hours by special arrangement. Contact us on +64 4 801 9480

Learn about the 1.5 million buttons collected for the Button Memorial project

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Come Visit the Centre

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.

Paul Seideman Award and 10th Anniversary Competition

Paul Seideman, a survivor of 5 different camps, has established a competition for Year 10 and Year 11-13 students at New Zealand secondary schools that teach the Holocaust. As a Jewish Czech youth, Paul suffered grievously but managed to survive for years in the Nazi German concentration and labour camps during World War II. After liberation he emigrated to Australia and then New Zealand. He now lives in a Wellington retirement home. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Soviet Army, on 27 January 1945, Paul has funded this annual competition.

The winners of the 2017 Paul Seideman Competition are:

Junior entry: Seb Bartley of Cambridge High School

Senior entry: Anna Sue of Mt Roskill Grammar School

We look forward to welcoming these two students when they visit Wellington in January to present their winning entries at the United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations on Friday 26th January 2018.  To all of the students who entered this competition, thank you for the time and effort in presenting such wonderful pieces of written and media presentations. We look forward to more amazing entries next year! 

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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.

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The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations - an International Network for the Advancement of Holocaust Education, Remembrance & Research

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The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is a registered charitable entity and donations are tax deductible. Charity registration number CC48551.