A Jewish community hub with a “world-class” Holocaust museum and daycare centre is on the cards for Perth’s northern suburbs, following a $6 million cash splash by the Morrison government.
The plans include the redevelopment and expansion of the current Jewish Community Centre on Woodrow Avenue, Yokine, home to WA’s Holocaust Institute, office spaces and function rooms.
While the hub will continue to house a multi-purpose space for local groups and activities, the precinct’s boldest addition will be a Holocaust museum and education centre dedicated to “telling the story of the Holocaust for future generations”.
Holocaust Institute of WA president Sol Majteles said the building would feature a display on the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust and offer an educational program on the dangers of discrimination.
“It uses the Holocaust as an example of what discrimination left unchecked can ultimately lead to,” he said.
“It teaches students to be an upstander, not a bystander, when they see acts of hate, discrimination, antisemitism or bullying happening around them.”
The museum will also feature a memorial dedicated to Aboriginal activist William Cooper who in 1938, at the age of 77, marched to Melbourne’s German Consulate to deliver a letter protesting the persecution of Jewish people by the Nazi government.
Read the article by Marta Pascual Juanola in WAToday.