An award for the Jewish Holocaust Centre

December 7, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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Melbourne’s The Jewish Holocaust Centre has received a Victorian Multicultural Excellence Award for its ‘Hide and Seek: Stories of Survival’ education program.

Lisa Phillips (Director of Education), The Hon. Linda Dessau, Governor of Victoria, Sue Hampel (Co-President), Warren Feinberg (Executive Director) and Nicole Brittain (Gandel Philanthropy).

Lisa Phillips (Director of Education), The Hon. Linda Dessau, Governor of Victoria, Sue Hampel (Co-President), Warren Feinberg (Executive Director) and Nicole Brittain (Gandel Philanthropy).

Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence acknowledge outstanding achievements and services of people and organisations who have actively supported cultural diversity and made a real impact in promoting community harmony. The Centre’s award was for ‘Outstanding practices in education services that raise awareness and support the implementation of civics, citizenship and multicultural education.’

The award was presented to the Jewish Holocaust Centre’s Director of Education, Lisa Phillips, by the Governor The Hon Linda Dessau at a ceremony at Government House.

The Middle school program ‘Hide and Seek, Stories of Survival’ allows younger students (Years 5-8) to explore the Holocaust through age appropriate experiential learning activities.

Students explore:

  • Impact of restrictions and discrimination against Jews in the Nazi Europe era
  • Challenges of physically hiding
  • Difficulties of taking on a new identity or having to flee one’s home
  • Listening to stories of survival
  • Access to artefacts and images from the Holocaust
  • Opportunity to meet a Holocaust survivor

 

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