Wellington Open Day features Holocaust Centre

June 22, 2011 by David Zwartz
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As a run-up to the World Rugby Cup, when New Zealand’s capital expects to be flooded with visitors, the local tourism organisation (Positively Wellington Tourism) has arranged an “open day” of the city’s main tourist attractions, ranging across museums, the zoo, major parks and heritage buildings.

Among the 30 attractions – all of which can be visited for a gold coin donation, to be given to charity – is the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, based at the Wellington Jewish Community Centre.

Visitors there will be able to hear the stories of the survivors and victims of Nazi persecution who came to New Zealand, read their stories, see DVDs of their testimony and learn the history of the Holocaust.

There will also be an opportunity to tour the synagogue and hear a talk about Judaism.

A café will serve traditional Jewish food, pita and falafel.

 

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