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Location: 148 Darlinghurst Street, corner of Burton Street.

"...the story of this Museum begins more than 50 years ago, with the rise of Hitler, which led to one of the darkest periods in history: the Holocaust - a crime against humanity which must never be forgotten.

There are many reasons why this Museum is important: to teach racial tolerance; to ensure the evils of the past are not repeated; to serve as a witness to the Holocaust and to stand as a memorial to the six million Jews and many millions of non-Jews who perished.

Personally, I was motivated to become involved because I wanted, firstly, to honor the memory of the thousands of people I saw die around me in the most tragic circumstances. Secondly, I wanted to honor the memory of the survivors who, in recent years, died without the opportunity to tell their important stories, or to see a place like this where they know the truth would be told".

John Saunders, Chairman and Benefactor

On the 18th November 1992, the Sydney Jewish Museum opened its doors to the public by Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC, the Governor of New South Wales. Originally the NSW Jewish War Memorial Maccabean Institute, it has 8 winding levels covering Australian Jewish history and Hitler's rise to power. Also included in the exhibition are videos, newspapers, sculptures, photographs and artifacts from the past and present.

The museum has an air of seriousness and demands respect from its visitors. It is well worth visiting the museum and to remind ourselves of the value of cultural and religious tolerance.

For more information, visit the Sydney Jewish Museum Homepage.

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