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The Sydney Jewish Museum collection consists of over 15,000 artefacts and over 1,000 oral histories and testimonies. The collection began when the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors (AAJHS) approached their members in the late 1980s for Holocaust-related memorabilia to found a museum. When the Museum opened in 1992, these objects found a permanent home. Since its inception, the collection has expanded to include Judaica and artefacts relating to Australian Jewish history and military history. As our repository grows, so too does our understanding of the dynamic and multifaceted nature of the history and contemporary nature of Australia’s Holocaust and Jewish community.
Sydney Jewish Museum curators are continuously refining and improving data entry. Information has been collected from a variety of sources over time and there may be errors and omissions. Records may not have been checked or edited since its creation. Nevertheless, we have taken the decision to share our collection with you.
The Sydney Jewish Museum’s Library and Resource Centre has more than 10,000 volumes, audio and videotapes, journals and personal testimonies including the Visual History Archive.
It is set up primarily to support on-site research. Consequently materials are not available for loan to the general public, nor can they be loaned via inter-library loan.
We rely on the generosity of our donors to extend and maintain these collections. All support is gratefully received and acknowledged.
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