Free Museum entry to commemorate Yom HaShoah

April 18, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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The Sydney Jewish Museum is offering free admission on Thursday 2 May, the world commemorates Yom HaShoah – the day of remembrance for the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

SJM Exhibition Space

On this day, the Sydney Jewish Museum is offering free entry to all visitors to the Museum after 1pm. By doing this, the Museum wants to distinguish this commemorative day from all other days, and ensure that the stories of survivors and victims of the Holocaust are accessible for all to learn from.

Free guided tours will be held at 2pm and 3pm, to give visitors a chance to learn about Holocaust history from the Museum’s knowledgeable guides, who bring the stories from the showcases to life.

About Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah is observed on the date that the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began – on the 27th of Nissan in the Hebrew lunar calendar – but is a time to recall the stories and memories of victims and survivors of all facets of the Nazi regime in Eastern Europe in the twentieth century.

The first official commemoration of Yom HaShoah was held in 1951. This year’s commemoration marks 76 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943.

Event details

What | Free admission for all visitors, and additional guided tours

When | Thursday 2 May, 1pm – close (4.30pm); tours at 2pm and 3pm

Where | Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

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